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Devon Conway: The Swashbuckling Kiwi Batsman Making Waves in Cricket

Devon Conway is one of the brightest stars in the world of cricket today. He is known for his aggressive batting style. In this post, we will find out more about Devon Conway. Let’s get started.

Devon Conway: All You Need To Know

Who is Devon Conway?

Devon Conway is a popular cricket player who plays international cricket for New Zealand and plays in the IPL for the Chennai Super Kings. Even though Devon Conway was born and raised in South Africa, he chose to play international cricket for New Zealand. Throughout his career, Devon Conway has shown incredible determination and climbed the ladder of success in international cricket. 

When was Devon Conway born?

Devon Conway was born in Johannesburg on July 8th, 1991. Sports run in his genes. Devon Conway’s father Denton Conway is a respected football coach in South Africa.

How did Devon Conway start his cricket career?

At the age of just 12, Devon Conway played cricket for St. John’s College, Gauteng. He went on to play a lot of matches for his college. Devon Conway was selected for the Gauteng cricket team after passing out of college in 2009.

He played domestic cricket for many years with the Gauteng cricket team and his performance was excellent. Devon averaged 53 while playing for this team.

Devon Conway reached the Lions team playing at a high level. Here Conway did not get a chance to play continuously and the level of his game started declining as a result.

His average for the Lions dropped to 21.19. Dom Hendricks, a friend of his Gauteng cricket team, says that his performance declined due to not getting continuous opportunities.

Why did Devon Conway move to New Zealand?

According to a report, Conway was very angry with the South African Cricket administrators. He grew increasingly frustrated with the lack of opportunities being given to him by the South African cricket team. He chose to leave South Africa, move to New Zealand and play cricket for the Kiwis.

Devon Conway, who had participated in 100 First Class cricket matches and 70 List-A matches in South Africa, had also been a big name in South African domestic cricket, but when he was not getting a chance to play further, he took a big decision.

In 2017, 26-year-old Devon Conway told his girlfriend Kim Watson one day, “I don’t think my cricket game is flourishing in South Africa, I’m thinking of going to New Zealand to play.” Kim said, “Let’s go again.”

Conway thought she was joking but Kim was very serious at this time. And then Devon Conway sold his house, car, and all his belongings and came to New Zealand to play cricket.

Devon says about this, “If I don’t sell my house, car, all my belongings, then maybe if I don’t get a chance to play a few seasons in New Zealand, I would think of going back to South Africa, but I don’t want to go back.” Yes, I had to start afresh.

This was the turning point of Devon Conway’s cricket career. He fit into the New Zealand cricket team like a glove and made his international debut in 2020.

How did Devon Conway perform in New Zealand?

Devon Conway dominated New Zealand domestic cricket. He joined the Victoria University Club in Wellington, New Zealand as a cricket player and coach. Here he used to teach cricket to 10-11-year-old children and also play it himself.

In the year 2018, he signed a contract with the Wellington cricket team and started playing with this team. In the year 2018 Plunket Shield Trophy, he scored 659 runs in 7 Test matches. Devon Conway also Scored 363 runs in Super Smash League in 9 matches. In the season 2019-20, he made a record by playing an innings of 327 runs against Canterbury in a match of the Plunket Shield Trophy. This season he was the highest run scorer with a staggering 543 runs.

Devon Conway was eventually given the Best Men’s Domestic Player award in 2020 by the New Zealand cricket board.

How did Devon Conway start playing for the New Zealand cricket team?

In the year 2020, the ICC said that Conway can play for New Zealand in international cricket from 28 August 2020.

As soon as Devon was allowed to tour New Zealand by the ICC, his excellent domestic record earned him immediate selection in the New Zealand team. On 27 November 2020, he made his international debut for New Zealand.

How was Devon Conway’s test debut for New Zealand?

Devon Conway had a test debut worthy of dreams and fairytales. The Kiwi scored a double century on his debut and did so at Lord’s, the mecca of cricket. The double century was executed in a swashbuckling manner with Devin Conway reaching the milestone in just 347 balls, punctuated by 22 fours and a six.  In the process, Devon Conway booked his place in the history books by becoming the first-ever cricketer to score a double century on debut in England.

How has Devon Conway performed in the IPL?

Devon Conway went unsold during the 2021 IPl auction. He carried a base price of 50 lakh rupees. However, his luck turned around next time out and Chennai Super Kings bought Devon Conway for 1 crore rupees in 2022. In seven matches for the Chennai Super Kings, Devon Conway scored 252 runs at an impressive average of 145.66. Devon Conway scored three half-centuries and his top score during the tournament was 87. Because of Devon Conway’s stellar performance during IPL 2022, the Chennai Super Kings have high expectations for him in the 2023 edition of the IPL.

What are some of Devon Conway’s strengths?

This player’s style of play is aggressive but he is also very defensive. Playing long match-winning innings has become a habit for Devon. Devon, who can hit boundaries all around the ground, also accelerates the run rate by hitting long sixes.

Devon Conway is a left-handed batsman who is known for his excellent shot selection and timing

Which team is Devon Conway on now?

Even though Devon Conway was born and raised in South Africa and played domestic cricket over there, he represents New Zealand in international cricket.

What is Devon Conway’s highest score in T20 International?

Devon Conway’s career high in T20 International cricket is 99 runs. He scored it during a T20 match against Australia.

Who is Devon Conway married to?

Devon Conway is married to the beautiful Kim Watson. The couple dated for some time before getting married. She was a big supporter of Devon Conway moving to New Zealand to pursue his cricketing dreams. The Chennai Super Kings organized a pre-wedding ceremony for Devon Conway.

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