Devon Conway suffers thumb injury ahead of IPL 2024

Updated - 23 Feb 2024, 03:14 PM

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New Zealand star Devon Conway has suffered a thumb injury just ahead of the seventeenth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The wicketkeeper-batsman suffered the injury during the second T20I between New Zealand and Australia in Auckland.

He copped the blow in the very second over of the game while keeping the wickets. Adam Milne was bowling to Steve Smith when he fired one down the leg side that rose sharply. Devon Conway managed to catch the ball although in an awkward manner.

He did not look in extreme pain but had to call the physio. And after consulting with the physio, the left-handed batsman decided to walk off the field. Finn Allen took the wicketkeeping gloves from him. While Devon Conway was expected to return to the field later in the innings, he did not. Later, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) confirmed that the batsman had left the field due to a left thumb injury.

New Zealand Cricket’s update on Devon Conway:

Devon Conway’s injury seems to be more serious than initially anticipated. New Zealand Cricket delivered an update on the opener and said that he had left the stadium for a scan on his thumb. A further update will be received on the extent of the injury only after the scans.

“Devon Conway has left Eden Park to undergo an X-ray on his injured left thumb after sustaining a blow while wicket-keeping in tonight’s second T20I. A further update will be provided once more information is known,” stated New Zealand Cricket.

With Devon Conway not available, Finn Allen opened the innings with Will Young in the ongoing game. Talking about the game, the hosts have started their pursuit of 175 runs in a disastrous fashion. They were reeling at 27 for 3 after six overs at the time of writing this report. Earlier in the game, Australia were bowled out for 174. The visitors are currently leading the series after winning the first game.

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