All-rounder Daryl Mitchell has replaced Devon Conway in the New Zealand squad that was announced for the two-Test match series against India. Conway was ruled out from the ICC T20 World Cup final with a broken hand and will not be fit in time for the Test series against India. The first Test will be played in Kanpur (November 25-29) and the second in Mumbai (December 3-7). The Test series will be played after a three-match T20I series between the two teams.
New Zealand head coach confirmed the development and said that Conway’s absence offers opportunity to someone like Daryl Mitchell who has been in good form in the T20 World Cup. So far he played five Test matches for New Zealand and scored 232 runs at an average of 58, including one fifty and one century.
“It’s a shame for Devon to miss out on the first series of the new World Test Championship cycle, but it also offers up an opportunity for someone else. Daryl’s versatility means he can cover a lot of batting positions and he’s certainly got plenty of confidence at the moment. He’s proven he can perform in Test cricket, and I know he’s excited to rejoin the Test group for this tour.”
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Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell, Daryl Mitchell, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Will Somerville, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Will Young, Neil Wagner
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