Callum Ferguson and Ben Cox are in strong contention to qualify for the latter stages of the Big Bash and Super Smash respectively.

The Worcestershire CCC duo are key figures for Sydney Thunder and Otago Volts in the bid to reach the knockout stages in Australia and New Zealand.

Number three batsman Ferguson is currently the second highest scorer for the Thunder on 142 runs with only Jos Buttler ahead of him.

They are occupying joint third spot alongside Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers after winning three and losing three of their opening six matches.

Ferguson, who is returning to Blackfinch New Road on May 1, and the Thunder are next in action on Tuesday at home to Brisbane Heat.

Wicket-keeper batsman Cox and Vitality Blast finals day hero Cox has helped the Volts into third spot in the Super Smash.

He has quickly settled into his first taste of this T20 competition although was frustrated by the weather yesterday (Sunday) with the wash-out of the game with Central Districts (Stags).

The two teams are due to meet again on Thursday in Napier.