[caption id="attachment_866778" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-866778" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Lockie-Ferguson-New-Zealand-World-Cup-2019.jpg" alt="India vs New Zealand, India, New Zealand, Lockie Ferguson, ICC World Cup 2019, World Cup" width="628" height="329" /> Ferguson insisted, however, he would be fit to face India. @ AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/new-zealand/news/">New Zealand</a> fast bowler <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/lockie-ferguson/news/">Lockie Ferguson</a> says the Black Caps will revel in their reputation as "scrappers" when they face <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/news/">India</a> in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-world-cup-2019">ICC Cricket World Cup 2019</a> semi-finals at Old Trafford on Tuesday. <p></p> <p></p>The 2015 runners-up only qualified for the last four on net run-rate and have lost their last three games against Pakistan, Australia and England. <p></p> <p></p>India, whose group match against New Zealand was washed out, are many pundits' tip to make it through to a July 14 final at Lord's where they will face either tournament hosts England or reigning champions Australia. <p></p> <p></p>But Ferguson, speaking to reporters at Old Trafford on Sunday, had no problems with people talking down New Zealand's chances of winning a first World Cup title. <p></p> <p></p>"It's an interesting one. I guess in World Cups obviously big games get pumped up and where we stand is the fourth going into the semi-finals so naturally I guess they back India," he said. <p></p> <p></p>"But as New Zealanders we are often the underdogs and I guess that's a position we like to be in and it's knockout cricket now. So, it's all on Tuesday and the better team will go through." (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cricket-world-cup-2019-let-everyone-keep-talking-about-india-and-australia-but-new-zealand-will-sneak-in-colin-munro-866747">'Let everyone keep talking about India and Australia, but New Zealand will sneak in'</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>He added: "As a team, we definitely want to be the scrappers, guys that scrap for wins, not always will we win pretty. But in a way we kind of pride ourselves on the ability to come back from tough situations and scrap our way and give ourselves an opportunity to win." <p></p> <p></p>Ferguson has had an impressive first World Cup. Despite missing New Zealand's 119-run defeat by England last time out with a hamstring injury, he remains joint-third in the tournament's list of leading wicket-takers with 17 scalps. <p></p> <p></p>Ferguson insisted, however, he would be fit to face India. "There was definitely some tightness particularly the day before the game," the 28-year-old said ahead of New Zealand's training session. <p></p> <p></p>"The scans came back, it was nothing too serious so a few days off. Hopefully I'll get out today and have a run around and everything will be good." <p></p> <p></p>Meanwhile, Black Caps coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/gary-stead/">Gary Stead</a> is confident Ferguson will be fit in time. "Absolutely, I expect Lockie to play," Stead said. <p></p> <p></p>"If the last game was a semi-final or a final, we probably would have played Lockie so it was more a precautionary measure not to play him. He definitely had some hamstring tightness and he needed probably 48 hours just for that to settle down.