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Conway ruled out of T20 WC final


By Reuters
Published : 12 Nov 2021 08:35 PM | Updated : 14 Nov 2021 02:00 PM

New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Devon Conway has been ruled out of the Twenty20 World Cup final against Australia due to a broken hand, head coach Gary Stead said on Thursday.

The 30-year-old sustained the injury when he struck his bat after being dismissed following a 38-ball 46 in Wednesday's semi-final win over England in Abu Dhabi.

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"He's absolutely gutted to be ruled out... Devon is hugely passionate about playing for the Black Caps and no one is more disappointed at the moment than he is," said Stead, adding that New Zealand will not call up a replacement.

"It looked a pretty innocuous reactionary incident on the field, but the blow obviously caught the bat between the glove padding and while it's not the smartest thing he's done there's certainly an element of bad luck in the injury."

The left-hander will also miss the tour to India starting later this month.

New Zealand face Australia, who beat Pakistan by five wickets on Thursday, in the final in Dubai on Sunday.

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