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Fit Ferguson enjoys career-best season

18 February 2019

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No. 3 finished as fourth highest run scorer

A fully fit Callum Ferguson has enjoyed a career-best KFC Big Bash League campaign in his second season at Sydney Thunder.

After crossing from the Melbourne Renegades, Ferguson’s BBL07 campaign was hampered by thigh and hamstring injuries however he played all 14 matches in BBL08.

The 34-year-old scored 442 runs to make him the fourth highest run scorer in the competition, while his average of 34 and strike rate of 134.76 are significantly up from his BBL|07 numbers (20.40 and 104.08).

Playing with a relatively inexperienced batting line up at times, the classy No. 3 stood up to become the backbone of Thunder’s order.

Undoubtedly his best game was his record-breaking century at Optus Stadium to help Thunder secure an important win over the Perth Scorchers.

Skipper Shane Watson called Ferguson’s 53-ball 113 not-out effort “as good a T20 innings as you’ll see.”

Ferguson is committed to Thunder for at least one more season after joining the club on a three-year deal.

The South Australian has now turned his attention to red-ball cricket with the Sheffield Shield set to begin on 23 February.