Callum Ferguson quickly rose to prominence by amassing impressive runs, notching up 733 and 503 runs in his initial two first-class seasons with South Australia. His batting prowess marked him as a promising talent. Although he faced a brief stint on the sidelines for the Redbacks in 2006-07, he bounced back and excelled in the shorter formats, which led to his One Day International (ODI) debut in 2009. During that year, he showcased his potential with five remarkable half-centuries in 25 ODIs.
However, a severe knee injury he sustained while fielding in the 2009 Champions Trophy final sidelined him for the entire 2009-10 season. This setback made it challenging for him to reestablish himself in the Australian team, despite consistently delivering noteworthy performances each season, serving as a reminder of his immense talent.
Furthermore, he played a pivotal role for the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League before moving to the Melbourne Renegades for the 2014-15 season. In November 2015, he left a lasting impression by hammering 213 runs for South Australia in a Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania, firmly cementing his undeniable skill. However, another knee injury in the same season forced him to sit out the remainder of the year.
Following his recovery from yet another season-long knee injury, Ferguson made a strong comeback for the Redbacks and, at long last, earned his Test debut against South Africa in Hobart in 2016.