A disastrous knee injury in 2009 caused a setback to Ferguson’s international career, missing an entire year of cricket. Since recovering, Ferguson has returned to state and national duties, playing in South Australia’s successful KFC Twenty20 Big Bash campaign and going to the World Cup.
The 2010-11 Weet-Bix Sheffield Shield season brought Ferguson 337 runs at 48.14 in only four matches, including two centuries.
Ferguson performed adequately in the shorter forms of the game last summer. He scored 158 runs in five matches at 39.50, featuring an unbeaten 101. In the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash Ferguson had a top score of 38 not out, scoring at an impressive rate of 119.67 per 100 balls.