New Zealand Cricket has included batsman Devon Conway to their central contract list for the upcoming 2020-21 season.
South African Devon Conway has been cleared by the ICC two months ago so that he could be featured in New Zealand this upcoming August. COVID-19 may have caused several match postponements and cancellations but it did not stop New Zealand Cricket (NZC) from signing up the 28-year-old player.
Conway hasn’t had his international debut yet but his domestic performances may have been the reason as to why he had already been signed up. As it can be recalled, he pulled off some great performances in two back-to-back domestic seasons of seasons 2018-19 and 2019-20. In fact, he had been awarded the Domestic Player of the Year award in New Zealand because of that.
This season, Conway also topped the charts of three different competitions. This includes the Plunket Shield where he scored 701 runs, the Ford Trophy with 553 runs, and the Super Smash with 543 runs.
Aside from Conway, other players who had been signed up for the upcoming season were Kyle Jamieson and Ajaz Patel. With that, NZC selection manager Gavin Larsen said, ‘It's really exciting to offer contracts to Kyle, Ajaz and Devon who have all impressed over the past 12 months’.
‘Devon's form with the bat across all three formats these past two seasons made him impossible to ignore and he's going to be a great option to add to the batting mix’, he added.
Conway’s contract will let him play for the Black Caps across the three formats of cricket in the international scene. To further understand cricket formats, check out Betwala.
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