Vishal Mehra ∙ Aug 17 2022, 8:15 AM

Devon Conway shocked at getting an opportunity to open against WI


Devon Conway will be seen in ODIs starting today

One of the hardest-hitting batters, New Zealand's Devon Conway has made his impact felt across formats since his international debut. The middle-order batsman, who forms the backbone of the New Zealand side, was recently asked to open the innings in T20Is against West Indies. 

Conway ended up providing solid starts with fellow partner Martin Guptill scoring 43, 42 and 21 runs in the three T20Is, that visiting Kiwis' side won 2-1. 

Conway shocked at the news

“I was a little bit shocked when I got asked to open the batting, so it was a nice surprise (to score at the top of the innings)," 

“It’s (opening the batting) a position for me that I’m familiar with playing with Wellington up the order at the top. It’s been a really good opportunity for me to get up there alongside Guppy (Guptill) so it’s been pretty exciting and very enjoyable." 

Like to have contributed more: Conway

“I’m pretty happy with how things have gone. I would have liked to have sort of contributed more, especially in those knocks where I got starts. I got a couple of 40s, 20s (and) it would’ve been nice to have kicked on and got a big one but at the end of the day we still won the series, so (we’re) very happy in the camp altogether as a unit."

NZ vs WI ODI series

The first ODI of the series will be played today at Kensington Oval Barbados. 

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