Former Australian all-rounder Tom Moody has heaped praises on New Zealand‘s latest Test debutant Devon Conway, who scored a pristine hundred against England on the opening day of the first Test at Lord’s. Devon Conway bagged the honours for New Zealand on the first day, finishing unbeaten at 136 as the tourists ended at a strong 246-3. Tom Moody feels that the Kiwis have found their Michael Hussey.
Michael Hussey, one of Australia’s greatest middle-order batsmen, had a late start to his Test career, like Devon Conway. Hussey did the hard yards for many years in the domestic circuit and got an opportunity to wear a baggy green when Australia’s greats began retiring one by one. The southpaw retired in 2012, amassing 6235 runs in 79 Tests at 51.52 with 19 centuries.
Devon Conway could become an incredible performer, given an outstanding start to his Test career. The 29-year old performed incredibly well against the likes of James Anderson and Stuart Broad and in England, where openers have struggled in the recent past. By scoring more than 131, Conway passed Sourav Ganguly’s record of the highest score by a debutant at the Lord’s. The South African-born cricketer added an unbeaten 132 with Henry Nicholls at stumps on the first day.
An extremely well crafted century from Devon Conway: Tom Moody
An extremely well crafted test century from Devon Conway, a player who appears to have a great understanding of his game. An apprenticeship developed over time in two contrasting environments has been his friend. @BLACKCAPS have found their own Mike Hussey! #ENGvNZ
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) June 3, 2021
Tom Moody took to his official Twitter handle to praise Devon Conway, who he feels has an excellent understanding of the game. Moody thinks that the Black Caps have found their own Michael Hussey. Furthermore, the left-handed batsman could also become the first batsman in Test history to carry his bat in the first innings on debut as New Zealand have collapsed to 340-9 from 288-3. But Conway remains rock solid at 185, battling alongside Neil Wagner