Conway suffers thumb injury in 2nd T20I vs Aus; X-ray clears him of fracture

In a recent T20I match between New Zealand and Australia, wicketkeeper-batter Devon Conway suffered an injury to his left thumb after being struck by a fast delivery. He left the field for an X-ray, which fortunately revealed no fracture. This injury came as a second blow to New Zealand, as another player, Rachin Ravindra, was also sidelined due to a knee injury.

Conway’s injury occurred during the second over of the match at Eden Park in Auckland when the ball hit his left thumb off a delivery from Adam Milne. He had to leave the field, with Finn Allen taking over the wicket-keeping responsibilities for the rest of the innings. Despite the injury scare, Conway’s X-ray results gave a sigh of relief to the team, ruling out any obvious fracture.

Unfortunately, Conway did not have a chance to bat in the second innings, and New Zealand suffered a heavy defeat of 72 runs against Australia. The visitors, who posted a total of 174, showcased a strong bowling performance led by Adam Zampa, who took 4 wickets for 34 runs. In response, New Zealand’s batting line-up crumbled, getting bowled out for 102 in the 17th over.

The absence of Conway and Ravindra, who had been key performers in the previous matches, comes as a setback for New Zealand. Ravindra, who scored a quick 68 in the series opener, also missed the second T20I due to a left knee issue. The team management will assess his availability for the upcoming matches as they look to bounce back from the recent losses.

The injuries to Conway and Ravindra are not just a concern for the New Zealand team but also for Chennai Super Kings in the upcoming IPL 2023. Both players are crucial parts of the franchise, and their fitness will be closely monitored as the tournament approaches. As the cricketing world awaits updates on their recovery, fans hope for a speedy return to the field for these talented players.