New Zealand premier pacer Lockie Ferguson was the standout bowler from his country in the World Cup as he scalped 21 wickets at an average of 19.87 in the tournament. His ferocious pace and pinpoint accuracy threatened batsmen regularly and he reaped great rewards for his nagging lines.
In the all-important World Cup final that saw New Zealand being separated from a historic triumph by a mere technicality of boundary count, Ferguson was once again at the peak of his form. Rocking up deliveries in excess of 145 kph, Ferguson picked up three crucial wickets during the England innings to stem their chase.
In addition to his magnificent spell of 3/50, he took a splendid diving catch off England skipper Eoin Morgan while fielding at deep point. Despite his valiant efforts, New Zealand ultimately found themselves short though Ferguson established his credentials as the Black Caps’ most valuable player.