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Devon Conway Ruled Out of 1st Test Against Australia Due to Injury

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Devon Conway Ruled Out of 1st Test

Devon Conway Ruled Out of 1st Test

Devon Conway, the opener for New Zealand, will not play in the first Test match against Australia due to his thumb injury received during the recently finished T20I series. After sustaining an injury during wicketkeeping in Auckland, the left-handed hitter did not bat in the second T20 International and later received a ruling out of the third and final T20 International against Australia.

Despite his haste to be ready for the Test series, he will not be able to play in the first match after further scans in Wellington on Tuesday, February 27, revealed some injury to his left thumb. Early scans after the incident ruled out a fracture or any other significant thumb problems.

New Zealand Cricket released a statement saying they will do further testing to ascertain the entire degree of the injury. They will shortly give an update about Conway’s potential to play in the starting XI for the second Test.

Daryl Mitchell and Rachin Ravindra will both be available in New Zealand for the next series. In the T20 series, Ravindra also had an injury, but he healed quickly and is now hoping to continue his winning streak in Test matches after smashing a fantastic double century in the home series against South Africa.

On the other side, because of a heel injury, all-rounder Daryl Mitchell missed the Test match against South Africa and the T20 International match against Australia.

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Devon Conway Averages in Tests

The left-handed batsman, who did not have the greatest of home series against South Africa, scored only 47 runs in four innings. He might cross off that specific objective from his list if he heals in time for the second Test. Conway has never played red-ball cricket against Australia in his career. Conway has participated in 20 Test matches overall, accumulating 1497 runs at an average of 41.58.

With the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in less than a month, Conway may also look forward to the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL). With Ruturaj Gaikwad at the top of the order, the opening batter forms a strong tandem that is essential to the reigning champions.

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