Few players in cricket wait for years to get recognition. Devon Conway, the New Zealand batsman, is one such example. He was born on 8th July 1991 in South Africa. In August 2017, Devon Conway moved to New Zealand to pursue his Cricket career.
In March 2020, ICC confirmed that Devon Conway would be eligible to play for New Zealand from August 2020. In May 2020, New Zealand awarded him with the central contract for 2020-2021.
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Devon Conway made his T20 debut against West Indies in November 2020. He was added to the test team in the same month but was kept as a reserve player. In April 2021, Devon Conway made his ODI debut against Bangladesh. Conway scored his first ODI century in the third match of the series against Bangladesh.
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A Memorable England Tour
Devon Conway has impressed everyone with his batting skill and temperament during the recently concluded two-match Test series against England. On his debut match against England in the first test at Lords, Devon Conway played an exceptional innings scoring 200 runs. In this way, he became the second batsman for New Zealand and seventh overall to score a double century on test debut. The entire cricket fraternity praised his debut innings.
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He was also instrumental with his batting in the second test, scoring a vital 80 in the first innings. His performance during both the test was enough for him to get the man of the series award. This series against England proved that Devon Conway can be a future star for New Zealand.
A Vital Half-Century In the World Test Championship Final 2021
Devon Conway is representing New Zealand in the world test championship final. The opening batsmen scored 54 runs, his third back-to-back fifty-plus scores in the same number of First innings. The way he kept patience and handled the Indian pace attack was a treat to watch.
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He lost his wicket during the final moments of the day, but his contribution has been very vital. Indian opener Shubhman Gill also praised his batting, and he said that the team was happy to get him out before the close of play.
The Road Ahead For Devon Conway
New Zealand will be delighted to see the batting performance of Devon Conway. The opener has provided solid starts to the black caps. However, he will be disappointed not to play for the national team during the past few years. Devon Conway is about to turn 30 this July. Still, he has got at least 5 years of quality cricket left with him.
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Devon Conway In IPL
Indian Premier League is known for giving the right opportunity to the right talent. The IPL franchises will surely notice Devon Conway’s batting efforts. He is someone who can open the batting for any IPL team. He brings a lot of stability at one end. With a mega auction scheduled for IPL 2022, we may see Devon Conway representing any of the two new franchises. This way, the new team can include him on the side.
The future for Devon Conway looks very bright. He needs to continue his golden run with the bat and give all cricket fans a delight to watch him play and score huge runs.