Ahead of the high octane series against India, New Zealand were dealt with a big blow as batter Devon Conway was ruled out of the series. Conway suffered a broken hand in the semifinal against England. While Zealand didn’t name Conway’s replacement for the three match T20I series, the board named all-rounder Daryl Mitchell as a replacement for Conway for the two match Test series.

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“It’s a shame for Devon to miss out on the first series of the new World Test Championship cycle, but it also offers up an opportunity for someone else,” Stead said in a statement issued by New Zealand Cricket.

“Daryl’s versatility means he can cover a lot of batting positions and he’s certainly got plenty of confidence at the moment. He’s proven he can perform in Test cricket and I know he’s excited to rejoin the Test group,” he added.

Meanwhile, Conway’s injury has given New Zealand a big headache ahead of the 20-20 world cup final game against Australia. Conway had been in tremendous form in the tournament and even played a crucial knock in the semifinal helping New Zealand recover from early blows.

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