Conway Named In Black Caps T20 Squad
Devon Conway has been named in New Zealand’s T20 squad for three upcoming matches against the West Indies.
The Wellington star has been the domestic player of the year the past two seasons, and was top scorer in all three formats last season.
The South African batsman was seen as an obvious choice for a Black Caps call-up by many observers, but was humble when the selection did arrive.
“You never take selection for granted,” he said. “You just always want to make sure that you’re giving yourself the best chance of getting selected.
“If you’re putting the results on the board, things might go your way, things might not so you ride the wave for as long as possible.
“Luckily the T20 call-up has come my way and I’m really grateful for that.”
The call-up, though, did not include being part of the test squad to face the West Indies.
Black Caps coach Gary Stead said it was a close call, but they opted to go with the incumbent back-up batsman for the test squad.
“With the test selection there was a lot of discussion around Devon as well, in that position with Will Young,” said Stead.
“In the end, Will has done nothing wrong for us and hasn’t played a test so it’s really similar type situations.”
/Stewart Sports news editor