New Zealand’s debutant Devon Conway impresses in his first match

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New Zealand have rested their key players like Kane Williamson and Trent Boult for the T20 series against West Indies. This made an opening in the team for new players to come. One such player who grabbed this opportunity is left handed batsman Devon Conway who is playing at the position where usually Kane Williamson bats.

He has grabbed this opportunity with open hands as he has rescued his team from a tricky position in the chase against West Indies. West Indies gave a massive target of 176 from 16 overs in a rain affected game. The NZ team lost their first wicket at the score of 7 and soon they were struggling as their score was 63 for loss of 4 wickets. He along with Neesham handled the innings well and bought the match in their team’s hand. But he lost his concentration and got out after scoring a impressive 41 off 29 deliveries and got his team closer to victory.

Devon Conway is 29 year old, left handed batsman who was born in  Johannesburg, South Africa. He is the second player of South African origin to represent New Zealand in cricket. He shifted to New Zealand in the year 2017.  He has played 107 first class matches in which he has scored  7084 runs averaging 47.54 and has the highest score of 327* to his name.

His debut first class game was against  Easterns at Johannesburg, Mar 5-6, 2009. His last FC game was against Auckland at Wellington, Nov 14-17, 2020.

His List A reords are impressive as well as he has played 81 List A games and has scored 3104 runs with average of 44.98. His highest score in List A cricket is 152. He made his List A debut against Boland at Paarl, Feb 1, 2009. His last List A match was against Northern Districts.

His T20 recordes are qutie decent as he has 70 T20 games to his name where he has scored 2221 runs at an impressive average of 39.66 . He made his T20 debut against Knights in 2011. His last T20 game was against Auckland in 2020.

He has played for many teams over his career namely New Zealand, Dolphins, Gauteng, Gauteng Under-19s, KwaZulu-Natal Inland, Lions, Somerset 2nd XI, Wellington. His innings on his debut game against West Indies made sure that the team wins the match.