Devon Conway in demand after impressive start to New Zealand Test career… with Hundred teams considering batsman as an overseas replacement after several high-profile withdrawals
- Teams in the Hundred are eyeing up Devon Conway as an overseas replacement
- The New Zealand batsman has strongly impressed at the start of his Test career
- Conway hit a double hundred at Lord’s before making 80 at Edgbaston
- David Warner and Marcus Stoinis among those to withdraw from the Hundred
Devon Conway is set to become a permanent feature of the English summer with Hundred teams eyeing him up as an overseas replacement.
Tournament organisers are braced for several more high-profile pull-outs, including a proportion of the Australian contingent after confirmation that neither David Warner nor Marcus Stoinis will participate.
The Kiwi trio of Conway, explosive opener Finn Allen and fast bowler Lockie Ferguson, the second highest wicket-taker at the 2019 World Cup, will benefit from already being in the UK.
Hundred teams are eying up Devon Conway after his impressive form for New Zealand
David Warner (L) and Marcus Stoinis (R) are among high-profile withdrawals from competition
Conway, 29, is already booked to follow his prolific introduction to Test cricket — he struck 80 in the first innings at Edgbaston after hitting a man-of-the-match double hundred at Lord’s — with two County Championship appearances and some Vitality Blast games for Somerset up to July 18, three days before the start of the month-long, 100-ball competition.
Only players included in the Hundred drafts can be recruited by the eight sides, meaning those either with the New Zealand touring party or already here on county deals are attractive stand-ins.
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