• SA batsman on New Zealand’s radar

    Former Lions and Dolphins batsman Devon Conway has been named in New Zealand’s training squad.

    Conway made a dozen and nine first-class appearances for the Lions and Dolphins, respectively, before forging a career with Wellington in New Zealand domestic cricket.

    He will only qualify to play for New Zealand until next year, shortly before the T20 World Cup in Australia.

    ‘We like the skills that he has as a player and this gives us an opportunity to see a little bit more of him at a level up from first-class cricket,’ said Black Caps head coach Gary Stead.

    ‘He looks like he could have the goods to play international cricket and that’s part of these camps – finding out more.’

    The talented left-hander struck an unbeaten double-century in first-class cricket for Gauteng as recently as the 2016-17 season.

    Several South African-born cricketers have played for the Black Caps, including fast bowler Neil Wagner, all-rounder Grant Elliott, wicketkeeper-batsman Kruger van Wyk and others.

    Intra-squad camp: Todd Astle, Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Devon Conway, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Cole McConchie, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Ed Nuttall, Glenn Phillips, Seth Rance, Hamish Rutherford, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner, Kane Williamson, George Worker.

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