Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Who’s Who in Cricket: Lockie Ferguson

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Profiles

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Career Highlights

Current Role
Co-Founder, Machineroad (Jan 2019 – Present)
Professional Cricketer, New Zealand Cricket (Sep 2017 – Present)

Previous Roles
Professional Cricketer, Auckland Cricket (Oct 2012 – Aug 2017)
Account Executive, True (Mar 2013 – Nov 2013)

Bio

Lockie Ferguson is a New Zealand Men’s International Cricket player and tech entrepreneur. He has featured in all three formats of the game for his country. He made his debut for BlackCaps in Dec 2016, featuring in an ODI against Australia while he made his T20I debut a month later in Jan 2017 against Bangladesh.

Ferguson has over 70 caps in the two white-ball formats, and has featured in a single Test match for New Zealand against Australia in 2019.

Ferguson is a right-arm fast bowler, regularly hitting 150 KPH speed with the ball. He had a breakthrough 2019 ODI World Cup in England, finishing 2nd on the tournament wicket tally with 21 wickets and being awarded a spot on the ICC’s Team of the Tournament.

Ferguson was a 2022 Indian Premier League winner with Gujarat Titans, picking up 12 wickets in 13 matches. However, he was traded to Kolkata Knight Riders for the 2023 IPL season. He previously represented KKR from 2019 to 2021 and has also featured for Rising Pune Supergiants in the IPL. He plays his First-Class Cricket for Auckland.
Ferguson is the 2nd bowler to take two wickets off his first two balls of his T20I career. He has also featured for Manchester Originals in The Hundred in 2021.

Ferguson is also the Co-Founder of Machineroad, jointly developing the sports-based application in Jan 2019. Machineroad is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven app that captures real time cricketing analytics using everyday smartphone devices, and is available for both kids and adults who love cricket and are looking to analyze and improve their core cricketing skills.

Previously, Ferguson worked at True as an Account Executive for a period of 9 months from March 2013 to Nov 2013.

Ferguson did his schooling from Auckland Grammar School and later graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2012, receiving a Bachelor of Business in Advertising and Marketing.

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