Wellington. Daryl Mitchell, who took New Zealand to the final of the T20 World Cup 2021 on the strength of his batting, was given the name of the injured batsman Devon Conway of the 2-Test series against India. The place has been included in the team. In fact, in the World Cup semi-final against England, Conway hit his hand on the bat after being dismissed, causing a fracture in his hand and he was out of the title match against Australia.
New Zealand coach Gary Stead said Conway will return home with the T20 team next week after the three-match series against India, while Mitchell will stay there for the Test series. Mitchell played an unbeaten 72 in the World Cup semi-final, while he scored 49 runs against India.
Daryl’s specialty can be useful in many batting order
In a statement issued by New Zealand Cricket, Stead said that it is very disappointing that Devon has been ruled out of the first series of the new World Test Championship cycle, but it is an opportunity for another player. He said that Daryl Mitchell’s variety can come in handy on many batting orders and he is definitely full of confidence at the moment. Stead said he has proved he can do exceptionally well in Test cricket and I know he is thrilled to be back in the Test team.
A 3-match T20 series will be played before the Test series between India and New Zealand. Which will start on November 17 in Jaipur. For this series, the New Zealand team can reach India on Monday. The second T20 will be played in Ranchi on 19 November and the third in Kolkata on 21 November. At the same time, the first Test will be played in Kanpur from November 25 and the second Test will be played in Mumbai from December 3.