Devon Conway is a South African cricketer who plays for New Zealand. In March of 2020, Conway received the green light from the International Cricket Council (ICC), making him eligible to play for the New Zealand national squad.
In May, Devon signed the contract to play for New Zealand before the start of the 2020-21 season. As far as his personal life is concerned, Devon Conway married his long-time girlfriend, Kim Watson, in 2022, in South Africa.
Devon Conway started his domestic cricketing career in South Africa. In 2015, he became part of the Gauteng’s squad for the 2015 Africa T20 Tournament. Devon Conway played three matches altogether for Gauteng, scoring a total of 53 runs. Furthermore, in 2017, at the age of 26, he moved to New Zealand to pursue a cricket career further in his life.
In June 2018, he received the contract with Wellington in New Zealand for the 2018–19 season. During the second round of the 2018–19 Plunket Shield, Devon Conway scored a smashing double century against Otago at the Basin Reserve. He became the leading run-scorer in the 2018–19 Super Smash League, with 363 runs in over nine matches. In 2019, he received the title of the Men’s Domestic Player of the Year at the yearly New Zealand Cricket Awards. In the 2019–20 Plunket Shield, Conway scored a fantastic 327 for Wellington against the Canterbury squad. It became the ninth triple century in First-Class cricket in all of New Zealand.
Furthermore, he went on to attain 393 runs in the match, the most number of runs scored during a one-off first-class game in New Zealand. In January 2020, during the 2019–20 Super Smash competition, Devon Conway scored an amazing century in just 49 balls. He also became the leading run-scorer in the tournament, with 543 runs in the span of eleven matches. In April 2020, Conway received the Men’s Domestic Player of the Year by New Zealand Cricket Association at their annual award ceremony. In the very next month, he joined the Somerset County Cricket Club to play the 2021 T20 Blast held in England.
In 2020, Conway became part of the squad for the New Zealand A cricket team for practice matches against the West Indies touring team. Later in the same month, he joined New Zealand’s T20 International (T20I) squad for the games against the West Indies. Furthermore, he made his T20 International debut for the New Zealand squad in November 2020 in a match against West Indies. Furthermore, in December of 2020, Conway received his addition to the New Zealand Test squad, replacing BJ Watling, who was suffering a severe hamstring injury.
In March 2021, Conway joined New Zealand’s One-Day International (ODI) squad for their games against Bangladesh. He made his ODI debut for New Zealand on 20 March 2021 against Bangladesh in the same series. In April of 2021, Conway became part of the New Zealand Test squad for their series against England and the final game of the 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship too. Furthermore, Conway made his Test debut in June 2021 for New Zealand against a match with England. In that game, Devon became the 12th batsman for the New Zealand squad to score a century on his debut. Furthermore, he became the first batter after Sourav Ganguly to score a century at Lord’s on his Test debut. Conway’s smashing score of 200 became the best score by a Men’s Test debutant at Lord’s in England.
In August 2021, Devon Conway became part of the New Zealand squad for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tournament. However, Conway left the New Zealand team for the tournament’s final game after fracturing his hand during the semi-final match against the England squad.
Devon Conway has played a total of 147 matches across all the formats of the game. He has the highest score in First-Class cricket with 8,018 runs under his name. Furthermore, Devon has achieved the highest batting average of 75.00 in the One-Day International format.
Moreover, Conway has scored a whopping score of 327* in a match of the First-Class format. This is the highest ever score made by the batter across all forms of the game.