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#NZvsAUS: Devon Conway ruled out of the T20 World Cup 2021 final

An X-ray on Thursday confirmed a 'break to his right-hand fifth Metacarpal'

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New Zealand has suffered a massive blow ahead of the T20 World Cup 2021 final to be played on Nov. 14 in Dubai.

New Zealand’s in-form batter Devon Conway has been ruled out of Sunday’s T20 World Cup 2021 final against Australia, head coach Gary Stead has confirmed on Thursday.

The southpaw sustained the injury during the semi-final clash against England. He apparently struck his bat right after getting dismissed for 46.

Stead confirmed that an X-ray on Thursday confirmed a ‘break to his right-hand fifth Metacarpal’

The team’s head coach Gary Stead revealed that Conway is absolutely devastated by the news.

“He’s absolutely gutted to be ruled out like this at this time. Devon is hugely passionate about playing for the BLACKCAPS and no one is more disappointed at the moment than he is – so we’re really trying to rally around him,” Stead said in a video posted on New Zealand Cricket’s official Twitter page.

“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,” he added.

 

Meanwhile, Tim Seifert, who’s also a wicketkeeper, seems also set to replace Conway for the final match.

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