South Africa-Born Devon Conway becomes eligible to play for New Zealand

Devon Conway
South Africa-born Devon Conway will be eligible to play for New Zealand cricket team from August 28 after the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced it on Tuesday. Conway, who left Johannesburg in 2017, has been representing Wellington in Ne

Conway left his native South Africa after failing to impress to cut a deal in the top-tier franchise cricket. The batsman arrived in New Zealand aged 26 and the switch has proved to be a game-changer. He was the leading run-getter of the 2019-20 season in all three domestic competitions including the Plunket Shield (first-class ), Ford Trophy (List A ), and T20 Super Smash.

Conway is in the form of his life and has also topped the run-charts in two out of three formats in the 2018-19 season too. Overall, in 17 first-class matches for Wellington, Conway has smashed 1598 runs at a sublime average of 72.63.

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The experienced batsman expressed his happiness after becoming eligible to represent New Zealand.

“Little bit mixed feelings at the moment. Obviously really happy to hear the news about my eligibility, but then again, in saying that, with regards to what’s happening at the moment throughout the world, just puts [everything] in perspective.”

“I’m trying to do as much physical work as possible, as it allows me, but I also try and focus on doing some of those eye exercises that are quite important to me, and using skills like boxing to stay active – I’m enjoying that recently There’s not a lot that we can do, but as much as you can do, it’s important to do during this period,” he said.

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