New Zealand player Devon Conway has been ruled out of the T20 World Cup finale event on Sunday against Australia, and the ensuing India visit with a wrecked right hand. Conway supported the injury when he struck his bat soon after being excused in the semi-final against England in Abu Dhabi. A X-ray report on Thursday affirmed
“a break to his right hand fifth Metacarpal”.
“He’s absolutely gutted to be ruled out like this at this time,” said by NZ coach Gary Stead
“It looked a pretty innocuous reactionary incident on the field, but the blow obviously caught the bat between the glove padding, and while it’s not the smartest thing he’s done, there’s certainly an element of bad luck in the injury.
“Devon is a great team-man and a very popular member of the side so we’re all feeling for him. Due to the timelines we won’t be bringing in a replacement player for this World Cup or next week’s T20 series against India, but are working through our options for the Test series later this month.”
Conway scored an important 46 off 38 balls at No. 4 in New Zealand’s strained pursuit of 167 preceding he was out off Liam Livingstone’s bowling. He additionally took up the gloves halfway into the competition, when New Zealand chose to bring quick bowler Adam Milne into the XI, as Conway, an expert hitter in the XI up to that point, took over keeping obligations from Tim Siefert.
New Zealand had picked a similar crew of 15 for the World Cup and the three T20Is in India beginning on November 17, only three days after the last.
Conway, with an encounter of three Tests who has a twofold hundred in his possession on debut at Lord’s, was additionally in the crew of 15 for the two India Tests that will be played after the T20I series. He was the second keeping choice as a wicketkeeper in the crew after Tom Blundell.