Lockie Ferguson keeps his sights on Test cricket during comeback trail


The fast bowler is hoping to face Bangladesh in T20s later this month after another frustrating injury-hit season

Lockie Ferguson is holding out hope that he can still earn a place in New Zealand’s squad for the World Test Championship final and the preceding matches against England despite another season disrupted by injury.

Ferguson is making good progress in his recovery from the stress fracture of his back which has sidelined him since the middle of December and is hopeful of being available for the T20Is against Bangladesh as previously flagged by New Zealand coach Gary Stead.

“That’s the aim, it’s a bit of process so can’t make the call right now,” he said of facing Bangladesh. “Certainly there’s some boxes to tick, but definitely the way things have been tracking it’s been going really well that’s certainly the goal.”

Despite competition for spots in all formats, Ferguson’s standing in the white-ball game is pretty secure, although it remains to be seen whether there is an element of rotation to keep players fresh.