You might be wondering why New Zealand’s Devon Conway is not playing in the 2021 T20 World Cup final on Sunday?
Well the answer is, because he has a broken hand.
The wicket-keeper batsman suffered the injury in the cruellest – and arguably most stupid – way possible.
He inflicted it on himself by punching his bat in frustration after his dismissal by Liam Livingstone in Wednesday’s semi-final against England.
The set back must be heart breaking for Conway who has had to fight hard to make his way into the New Zealand team.
It’s also a huge blow for New Zealand, as Conway was only in the side as a batsmen until midway through the tournament, when he was given the gloves to free up a space for pace bowler Adam Milne, and give New Zealand an extra bowling option.
Losing Conway could upset the whole balance of the Kiwi side.
There is a replacement on hand to replace Conway in Tim Seifert, who started the competition wearing the gloves.
Seifert was a late call into the UAE leg of the IPL competition this season. Showing he does have T20 pedigree.
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In betting to win the T20 World Cup final on Sunday, the Aussies are the favourites.
Betfair makes them 4/6 (1.66) to win their first T20 title. While they have New Zealand at 6/5 (2.20) to get their name on the trophy.
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The Aussies have a great record against the Kiwis in international cricket. They also beat the Kiwis in the 2015 ICC 50 Over World Cup final.