Conway ruled out of World Cup final and India T20Is

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12 Nov 2021 | 01:28 AM
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Conway ruled out of World Cup final and India T20Is

The left-hander broke his right-hand in frustration following his dismissal in the semifinal against England

New Zealand left-handed batter Devon Conway has been ruled out of the T20 World Cup final and the subsequent tour of India after breaking his right-hand in frustration following his dismissal in the semifinal against England.

Conway, who made a valuable 46 in New Zealand's successful chase of 167 on Wednesday, struck the bat with his hand after he was dismissed by Liam Livingstone. New Zealand will play Australia in the grand finale on Sunday. 

"He's absolutely gutted to be ruled out like this at this time. Devon is hugely passionate about playing for the BLACKCAPS and no one is more disappointed at the moment than he is - so we're really trying to rally around him," said New Zealand head 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. He's determined to support the team in anyway he can for the remainder of the tour before he returns home to recover. 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."

The 30-year-old scored 129 runs in six innings at an average of 32.25 and a strike rate of 108.40. The Black Caps will replace him with either Mark Chapman or Tim Seifert. 

The first T20I of the three-match series against India will be played in Jaipur on November 17, while the Test will commence from November 25.

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