Devon Conway was ruled out of the 4th T20I against Pakistan after his test came positive for COVID-19

The star opener of New Zealand's Devon Conway has been ruled out of the 4th T20I against Pakistan to be played at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch after testing positive for COVID-19. The southpaw tested positive on Thursday and is isolating in the team's hotel in Christchurch.
The New Zealand Cricket released a statement saying Canterbury's senior batter, Chad Bowes, has been called in as cover for Conway. Conway is not the only one who has been asked to isolate. The bowling coach of the Kiwis for the series, Andre Adams, has also tested positive for the communicable disease and has been asked to isolate.
Canterbury Men’s Development Coach Brendon Donkers will fill in for Adams to assist the squad on Friday with strategies.
Notably, New Zealand have already sealed the five-match bilateral series, and, hence, the unavailability of Conway won't affect the outcome of the contest. However, the Kiwis would like to seal the series to better their T20I record at home.
Pakistan have been totally outplayed in the three games, and it looks extremely difficult for them to stage a comeback. Shaheen Shah Afridi has not been able to make a difference with his leadership abilities in his debut series as captain, and the tourists seem rusty.


Jan 19, 2024 7:29 AM