India vs New Zealand 2019: Lockie Ferguson Vows Kiwis to Make Stronger Comeback in the 2nd ODI
Following a stinging loss in the five-match ODI series opener by eight wickets in Napier, New Zealand right-arm paceman Lockie Ferguson is confident of his team making a strong comeback in the second ODI against India. In India vs New Zealand 2019, the competition is bound to witness a lot in the foreseeable future.
While sounding optimistic, on the eve of second ODI, the 27-year-old promising prospect with the ball, Ferguson is looking forward to giving his best against the Men in Blue in Tauranga on January 26 (Saturday).
Eyes for a strong comeback:
Ferguson revealed his teammates had dissected the first ODI and they will be sitting together to come up with a plan to tackle inform India.
“The boys have looked at what went wrong, and we’ll definitely park it and look to continue our good form into Tauranga where we have been very strong. So, looking forward to game two,” Ferguson was quoted as saying by TV NZ.
In the first ODI, Ferguson conceded 41 runs while bagging the prized scalp of Indian skipper Virat Kohli (45).
Earlier, the Men in Blue bowlers outclassed the Kiwis while rattling the hosts on 157 in 38 overs. India rode on the notable all-round performances to clinch an easy-peasy win at the McLean Park.
Ferguson has expressed the disappointment with the way batters put up. However, he remarked it happened to be testing conditions for the batsmen.
“Not our best performance for sure for the summer. I know putting runs on the board was a challenge yesterday, we know that in the camp,” Ferguson added.
Up for the challenge: Ferguson
Besides, Ferguson believes it would be a challenge for the remainder of the series. However, Kane Williamson-led hosts have a decent track record at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui
“It didn’t go our way yesterday, and so it was a bit of a challenge for sure,” he added.
Fight back at the Bay Oval:
Following a poor show in Napier where cricket the top-flight cricket returned after two years on January 23, Ferguson reiterated Team India has been doing exceptionally well, and hosts would be aiming to play their A game.
“It’s just one of those things that can happen in cricket. And I guess when you play a team like India you want to keep attacking a team like that and make sure you fight back,” Ferguson maintained.
On the other side, India has dominated Australia at their home which further saw youngsters shouldering the responsibility to deliver goods for the team.
So far, Ferguson has represented the Black Caps in 22 ODI to bag 39 scalps at the average of 26.54. He also has a five-wicket haul to his name. The feat came against Pakistan on November 11, 2018, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
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