Callum Ferguson is gearing up for his first taste of T20 action since helping Worcestershire Rapids reach Vitality Blast finals day.

The County’s 2018 and 2019 capture last played in the short format of the game when hitting 64 not out for the Rapids in the Blast quarter-final win over Gloucestershire.

It put the seal on a memorable Blast campaign for Ferguson before he returned Down Under to prepare for the domestic campaign with South Australia.

He scored 390 runs at an average of 48.75 for the Rapids.

Now Ferguson will again revert to T20 mode for the 2018-2019 Big Bash which gets underway in just under two weeks time.

He will again be playing for Sydney Thunder who will launch their campaign with two home matches.

They will entertain Melbourne Stars on December 21 and then play host to Sydney Sixers on Christmas Eve.

The Thunder will play 14 group matches as, for the first time, all teams will play each other home and away in an extended competition.

The top four teams will advance to the two semi-finals with the final staged on February 17.