Devon Philip Conway, born 8 July 1991, is a South African-born cricketer, who now plays for the New Zealand cricket team. Conway will be eligible to play for New Zealand from 28 August 2020, according to the International Cricket Council (ICC). He was awarded a central contract by New Zealand Cricket in May 2020.
Conway made his international debut for New Zealand in November 2020. In June 2021, in his first Test match, Conway became the second batter for New Zealand after Mathew Sinclair, and seventh overall, to score a double century on his Test debut. As a result, Conway was named the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for June 2021. In April 2022, Conway was named as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year.
International & T20 Career
Conway was named to the New Zealand A cricket team in November 2020 for practice matches against the visiting West Indies team. He was named in New Zealand’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the series against the West Indies later that month. He made his T20I debut for New Zealand on 27 November 2020, against the West Indies. In December 2020, Conway was added to New Zealand’s Test squad, covering for BJ Watling who suffered a hamstring injury.
In March 2021, Conway was named in New Zealand’s One-Day International (ODI) squad for their series against Bangladesh. He made his ODI debut for New Zealand on 20 March 2021, against Bangladesh. On 26 March 2021, Conway scored his first century in ODI cricket, in the third match of the series against Bangladesh.
During the 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship, Conway was named in New Zealand’s Test squad for its series against England. On 2 June 2021, Conway made his Test debut for New Zealand against England. In the match, Conway became the 12th batsman for New Zealand to score a century on his Test debut, and the first visiting batsman after Sourav Ganguly to hit a century at Lord’s on Test debut. Conway’s score of 200 was the highest score by a men’s Test debutant in England. At the age of 29 years and 329 days, Conway also became the oldest batsman to score a double century on his Test debut.
In August 2021, Conway was named in New Zealand’s squad for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. However, Conway was ruled out of New Zealand’s squad for the final of the tournament after breaking his hand during the semi-final match against England.
Batting & Fielding
Devon Conway Wife
In April 2022, Conway married his long time girlfriend Kim Watson in South Africa.
Devon’s father’s name is Denton Conway and his mother’s name is Sandy Conway. His father is a soccer coach in Johannesburg. Devon has two elder sisters – Candy and Charne Conway.
Some Interesting Facts About Devon Conway
- When Devon moved to New Zealand, he sold everything he had in South Africa – his house, car, belongings, etc. because he moved to New Zealand to start a new life. Devon said-
- I sold my property, car, and everything that we couldn’t bring over because I wanted to close that chapter and start afresh. If I hadn’t done that and my cricket didn’t feel all right after one season, I might have started thinking on the lines of ‘Maybe I can move back’. I didn’t want to.”
- During the 2018-2019 Plunket Shield season, Devon scored 659 runs in 7 matches, making him the leading run-scorer for the season. Again in the 2019-2020 Plunket Shield season, he scored 701 runs in 6 matches.
- In October 2019, Devon Conway played an inning, scoring 327 runs for Wellington against Canterbury. This was the ninth triple century in first-class cricket in New Zealand.
|Full Name||Devon Philip Conway|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 180 cm|
in meters– 1.80 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 11”
|International Debut||ODI– Yet to make|
Test– against West Indies in November 2020
T20– against West Indies on 27 November 2020
|Jersey Number||#88 (New Zealand)|
|Domestic/State Team||• New Zealand|
• Gauteng Under-19s
• KwaZulu-Natal Inland
• Somerset 2nd XI
|Batting Style||Left-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm medium|
|Records (main ones)||• Leading run-scorer in 2018-2019 Plunket Shield Season with 659 runs in 7 matches|
• Leading run-scorer in 2018-2019 Super Smash with 363 runs in 9 matches
• Leading run-scorer in 2019-2020 Plunket Shield Season with 701 runs in 6 matches
• Sixth batsman to hammer double ton on Test debut; in the first-test against England at Lord’s, he got to his double ton with a six-off Mark Wood in the post-lunch session on Day 2 on 3 June 2021.
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• In April 2020, he was named as the men’s domestic player by New Zealand Cricket at their annual award ceremony|
|Date of Birth||8 July 1991 (Monday)|
|Age (as of 2021)||30 Years|
|Birthplace||Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa|
|Hometown||Wellington, New Zealand|
|College/University||St Johns College, Johannesburg|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father– Denton Conway|
Mother– Sandy Conway
|Siblings||Sister– Candy Conway, Charne Conway|