New Delhi. Before IPL 2022, all the eight franchises retained players according to their needs. During this, many such players were ignored by the team, whose performance in IPL 2021 was excellent. Shahrukh Khan’s IPL team KKR must have been regretting its decision regarding such a player. Because the player who was not retained by the team. He is constantly rocking with the ball and the bat.
In IPL 2021 too, this player surprised everyone with his speed. Now this player has made his mark in the Ford Trophy, the domestic cricket tournament of his country New Zealand. name of this player Lockie Ferguson Is. Playing for Auckland, Lockie wreaked havoc with the ball in the match against Northern District and single-handedly took 6 wickets in the match and decided the team’s victory.
In this match, Lockie Ferguson’s team Auckland, batting first, scored 303 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 50 overs. For the team, Captain Robert O’Donnell scored a quick 95 runs in 90 balls, while opener George Worker also took the news of the Northern District’s batsmen fiercely. Before getting out, Worker hit 132 runs on the basis of 6 sixes and 7 fours.
Now it was the turn of the Northern batsmen. He had to score 304 runs in 300 balls to win. But Lockie Ferguson, showing Jeet Raval the way to the pavilion on the very first ball, spoiled the intention of a good start for the district. On the third ball, Lockie showed Joe Carter the way to the pavilion. He could add only 2 runs. With 2 blows in the first over, the team could have managed that in the third over, Ferguson again gave the third blow to Northern by getting Henry Cooper caught at the hands of Horn.
Ferguson took 6 wickets for 34 runs
Ferguson devastated the Northern District’s batting by taking 3 wickets in just 7 balls. After this Colin de Grandhomme, who came out to bat at number five, tried hard to come back. He scored 126 runs in 104 balls. It included 8 fours and 6 sixes. But his century also could not avoid the team’s defeat and Northern District was all out for 256 runs in 39.5 overs. Lockie gave only 34 runs in 8 overs while bowling 2 maiden overs and hunted 6 batsmen of Northern District.
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Wicket taken every 7th ball in IPL 2021
IPL 2021 In this too, the fast pace of Lockie’s balls troubled the big batsmen. He took a wicket every seventh ball while playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in the last season. He took a total of 13 wickets in 8 matches. Despite this, KKR did not retain him. Now he will be involved in the mega auction to be held in February. Considering the way this Kiwi bowler is performing with the ball and bat, there can be a competition among the franchises to buy it and no one will be surprised if they get a record-breaking price.
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