'Learnt how to attack spin' - Devon Conway explains plans ahead of 2023 ODI World Cup
Devon Conway smashed a century in the 3rd ODI against India.
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New Zealand batter Devon Conway has said that he has understood and learnt how to play spin on Indian tracks, and that he his confident about playing in Asian conditions.
New Zealand currently on touring in the subcontinent. After winning the ODI series in Pakistan, the Black Caps lost 0-3 in the 50-over matches in India. Conway scored two Test centuries in the drawn series against Pakistan and also slammed 138 off just 100 balls in the third ODI against India.
The explosive Kiwi opener admitted that he had learnt to play the unorthodox shots, which are most suited to put spinners under pressure. He stated that Indian pitches are known for aiding spinners and to be successful in India as a batter, it is important to master these shots.
"I'm certainly pretty happy with how things have gone, personally, over the last month-and-a-half," the 31-year-old said at the post-match press conference. "There's been a lot of learning for me, how to attack spin in the subcontinent. I've had to learn how to sweep, reverse sweep and put bowlers under pressure as much as possible."
Conway has established himself as a major force at the top for New Zealand with a stellar record across all three formats, including a double century on his Test debut. The left-handed batter credited his teammates for backing him, which he believes has helped him improve his performance. He also said that such learnings would help him with the the all-important 2023 ODI World Cup scheduled in India.
"I've been very fortunate to have good experience in our group. We had Kane [Williamson] with us in Pakistan, it gave me the opportunity to have those conversations with him and Tommy Latham - guys who've played here in these conditions quite often - and see how they go about it. For me, I can take a lot of learning moving forward, especially for the World Cup coming up," he added.