New Zealand opener Devon Conway has said beating India at home will be a more difficult task than beating them in the WTC final in England. Conway also added that to be successful in subcontinental conditions a player must be mentally strong and rely on his defense.
The Indian cricket team has a busy schedule after the 2021 T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman. New Zealand will tour India in November-December for two exhibition games and three T20Is. New Zealand opener David Conway, who shares his thoughts on the difficulty of playing against India in their own backyard, has said beating Virat Kohli’s team in their own circumstances is more challenging than beating them in the World Test Championship (WTC) final in Southampton, England.
“Absolutely. That’s a huge goal that we’d like to achieve. Beating India at home is probably more challenging than beating them in England. It would be a serious achievement, if not as great as the World Testing Championship final. will be a really important series to prove that,” Conway told stuff.co.nz.
Indian fields are known for helping spinners. The overseas batsmen who are not good at dealing with spin usually have problems on these surfaces. Conway gave his take on how a batsman should play on subcontinental wickets, saying that a batsman must be mentally strong to play on these fields and rely on his defense.
“Traveling to the subcontinent and facing surfaces that turn is where you have to be mentally very strong in your defense, you have to trust your defense and you have to have a method that allows you to score. If you’re not looking to runs, then you are not in good positions. You have to work out a plan and stick to it as much as possible, even if it becomes a challenge,” he explained.
The New Zealand cricketer suffered a left middle finger injury while playing for The Hundred in the UK. However, the 30-year-old has recovered and will compete in the T20 World Cup before playing the test series against India. Speaking of his batting position in the middle order, Conway revealed that he could be batted at number four.
“We’ve got Martin Guptill on top and Tim Seifert who’s done a really good job, and you’ve got the master, Kane Williamson, at three. If I could join at four, that would be really good for the team. manipulate those middle periods against spin and run hard between the wickets,” he revealed.
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