Australia Profiles > Callum Ferguson
- Date of Birth: 21.11.1984
- Domestic Team: Pune Warriors
- Bats: Right-hand
- Bowls: Right arm medium
It speaks volumes for how much Cricket Australia rate Callum Ferguson that they decided to retain him on a national contract despite a serious knee injury.
The talented batsman looked on the cusp of breaking into the Test team not so long ago after impressing in limited overs cricket, particularly the 50-over game.
Despite his lack of size, Ferguson had shown an ability to play the big shots when required and had established himself in the middle order.
Not only had he impressed with his array of shots but also with his composure in times of trouble - on several occasions he produced key knocks at crucial times to help steer his side to safety.
Sadly his career was to take a dip through no real fault of his own; an injury suffered whilst fielding in the ICC Champions Trophy leading to him missing all of the last summer.
It was not the first time he had suffered a setback - he was not able to play for Australia in an Under 19 World Cup due to a knee problem.
Ferguson made his first-class debut back in 2004 and enjoyed an excellent first season with South Australia. However his performances dipped during the coming years until a spell in club cricket in England in 2008 seemed to help him develop his game.
He returned Down Under and quickly hit his maiden one-day century for his state side. A call-up by Australia followed the next year.
So far he has managed a top score of 71 not out (against England) in his 26 ODI appearances, though his average of just over 46 and a strike-rate in the mid 80's show he has the potential to make hundreds at the highest level.
A fine start to the domestic season - including a century in South Australia's first Sheffield Shield match - has seen him quickly move in to Test contention.
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