Hand Injury Rules Devon Conway out of T20 World Cup Final and India Tour
After breaking his hand, New Zealand’s wicket-keeper-batter Devon Conway could not play in the T20 World Cup final versus Australia on 14 November. The injury is also likely to rule Conway out of New Zealand’s tour of India. In Conway’s absence, Tim Seifert kept wickets for New Zealand in the title clash at the World Cup.
The injury was sustained when Conway struck his bat on his hand after he lost his wicket in the semifinal versus England on 10 November in Abu Dhabi. The injury was confirmed the next day in an X-ray report that described “a break to his right-hand fifth Metacarpal.”
NZ Coach Gary Stead Weighs in
In a statement to a media outlet, Head coach of New Zealand Gary Stead said,
Conway’s Match-Winning Knock Against England
Conway played an important role in New Zealand’s successful chase of 167 against England in the semifinal scoring 46 from 38 balls before he lost his wicket to Liam Livingstone when he got stumped by Buttler after he danced out to a ball and was beaten by the lack of turn.
Second Keeping Option
Double Century on Test Debut
Conway has played three Test matches for New Zealand and registered a double century in his debut match at Lord’s. The left-hander was also included in New Zealand’s squad for the two Test matches scheduled to be played in India following the T20I series. Playing as a specialist batter, Conway would be the backup keeping option after Tom Blundell.
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