New Zealand opener Devon Conway said that the team management hasn’t defined roles for each player and the ongoing 3-match T20I series against West Indies is the best place to begin experimenting.
The Kiwis saw the return of the first-choice players for the tour of the West Indies. Skipper Kane Williamson is back to lead and he did it with aplomb in the first game, guiding the visitors to a 13-run victory in the first T20I.
“I wouldn’t say we have set roles as of yet. This is a great opportunity to try different combinations. It’s nice that everyone is back though. It will obviously provide good opportunities for guys to experience different roles.”
“Whatever they may be in the future of this series, we don’t know, but it’s exciting for us to just try different combinations and work through different roles,” Conway stated.
“We have quite a lengthy group of batters eager to put their hat in the ring” – Devon Conway
Conway spoke about the role played by Williamson, who played a 33-ball 47 on Thursday. He said he might not be as explosive as the others but his skillset is varied compared to the rest of them.
“We’ve got some really powerful and skillful players. If you look at the likes of Kane, he may not be as explosive or powerful as Neesham, but can strike at 150 on his day – even at 200 for that matter.”
“He just brings a different skillet to the team. We have quite a lengthy group of batters eager to put their hat in the ring, and this series will provide the opportunity for quite a lot of players to take responsibility with any of the roles they’re given,” Conway said.
“It was really good to be back out there again. I’ve had three weeks’ break from the group, so it was really refreshing to see everyone again. It was just good to be out in the middle. Obviously, everyone’s excited to go out there and play. It was a really good day at the office,” he added.