In a big setback for Kane Williamson and Co., New Zealand’s wicketkeeper-batsman Devon Conway has been ruled out of the ongoing T20 World Cup Final with a hand injury. He has sustained an injury in his right hand.
The New Zealand batsman had sustained the injury when he struck his bat immediately after being dismissed in the semifinal against England.
- Devon Conway has broken his right hand.
- He will not be able to take part in the T20 World Cup final.
- The final will be played between New Zealand and Australia on November 14 in Dubai.
- The 30-year-old sustained the injury when he struck his bat immediately after being dismissed in last night’s semi-final win over England in Abu Dhabi – with an X-ray today confirming a break to his right-hand fifth Metacarpal.
- New Zealand coach Gary Stead confirmed the news and said that Conway is gutted on missing out on a crucial game.
- Apart from the T20 World Cup final, Devon Conway will also miss the Balckcaps’ tour of India starting from 17 November.
“He’s absolutely gutted to be ruled out like this at this time,” Stead said.
“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,” he added.
Conway’s injury will be a big setback for the Blackcaps considering the counterattacking knock he played in the semifinal against England.
Conway scored 46 off 38 and formed a partnership with Daryl Michell at a crucial juncture in the game. He took the attack to the England bowlers and helped Mitchell set his eyes as the latter was struggling to break free.
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Conway’s absence will not only affect the batting strength of New Zealand, but a new wicketkeeper in the final match of the tournament will be too big a risk.
Talking about the T20 World Cup final, the arch-rivals Australia and New Zealand will be up against each other and will be searching for their maiden T20 World Cup title. Both the teams have snatched a win from the opposition in the semifinals and would love to lock horns.