Beating India in their home conditions will be as big as beating them in WTC Final: Devon Conway

Devon Conway also threw light on New Zealand’s batting lineup for the 2021 T20 World Cup.

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The New Zealand side will be touring India in the month of November this year. And, New Zealand cricketer Devon Conway has opened up on this tour. Conway stated that beating India in India is a goal that the Kiwis would like to achieve.

Adding that beating the Virat Kohli-led outfit in home conditions is a tougher task than beating them in England, the New Zealand opening batsman stated that it would be a ‘serious’ achievement for Kane Williamson and his men.

“Definitely. That’s a massive goal that we’d like to achieve. To beat India in their home conditions is probably a bigger challenge than beating them in England. It would be a serious achievement, if not as big as the World Test Championship final. That will be a very important series to try and prove that,” said Devon Conway in a chat with stuff.co.nz.

You have to be mentally strong when you travel to the subcontinent: Devon Conway

Devon Conway added that a team has to be mentally strong when it travels to the subcontinent as the surfaces offer a lot of turn. The 30-year-old also reckoned that the batsmen will have to find a method to score runs. Conway further opined that the key will be for teams to formulate a plan and make sure that they stick to it.

“Travelling to the subcontinent and being presented with surfaces that turn, that’s where you’ve got to be really strong mentally within your defence, trust your defence, and you’ve got to have a method in which you can score. If you’re not looking to score runs you won’t be in good positions. You’ve got to nail down a plan and stick to it as much as possible, even though it’s going to be challenging,” said Conway.

Conway also threw light on New Zealand’s batting lineup for the 2021 T20 World Cup. Adding that the New Zealand top three will consist of Martin Guptill, Tim Siefert, and ‘master’ Kane Williamson, Conway concluded by stating that if he comes in at No.4, it will help the team.

“We’ve got Martin Guptill up top and Tim Seifert who’s done really well, and you’ve got the master, Kane Williamson, at three. If I could slot in at four it would be really good for the team’s sake, try to manipulate those middle periods against spin and run hard between the wickets,” concluded Conway.