KKR, who are fourth on the table, have a big concern with regards to Andre Russell, who suffered a hamstring problem against SRH.
Brendon McCullum's assertion is quickly becoming one of the Indian Premier League's main themes: bowlers capable of generating extreme heat lording over proceedings.
With the Eoin Morgan-led side finally bringing him in, he blew away Sunrisers Hyderabad with his relentless pace and variations.
This was after David Warner's unbeaten 47 and 18 runs off the final Andre Russell over saw Sunrisers level the scores at 163 with KKR.
Back for his second season, Ferguson was training with the squad on Friday after serving the mandatory quarantine.
The IPL is likely to be held from September-end till November, a window thrown open by the ICC's decision to postpone the October-November T20 World Cup in Australia.
The six New Zealand players who are set for the IPL are Jimmy Neesham (KXIP), Lockie Ferguson (KKR), Mitchell McClenaghan and Trent Boult (MI), Kane Williamson (SRH) and Mitchell Santner (CSK).
The 29-year-old pacer has been an integral part of the Kiwis bowling unit alongside Trent Boult and Tim Southee in New Zealand's 2019 World Cup campaign where the team ended as runners-up.
Two remaining matches of the Australia and New Zealand ODI series between the two teams have now been postponed until further notice.
Cricket.com.au's official handle tweeted a small clip of the incident.
The pacer went down with a calf strain 11 overs into his Test debut against Australia in Perth last December, an injury that kept him out of action for almost two months.