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Saw glimpses of Ravindra Jadeja in Devon Conway, reveals Wellington coach Glenn Pocknall

Glenn Pocknall feels that Conway’s ability to adapt in different situations and formats of the game makes him very unique.

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Devon Conway ( Image Credit: Twitter)

Devon Conway has tasted phenomenal success in his short international career. He has shown remarkable consistency and looks like a player that will shatter several cricketing records. The southpaw averages 76.50 in 2 Tests, 75.00 in 3 ODIs and 59.12 in 14 T20Is. Yes, the number of matches is pretty low to judge a player’s calibre but from what we have seen of Devon Conway in the last one year, he seems to have a very bright future.

After a magnificent series against England, where he scored a scintillating double hundred against a quality attack, Devon Conway showed glimpses of his brilliance in the final of the World Test Championship. The southpaw stroked a solid half-century in New Zealand’s first inning. Devon Conway’s Wellington coach, Glenn Pocknall feels that he saw glimpses of Ravindra Jadeja in Conway when he first saw him.

“He (Conway) has an amazing ability to just bat and take out any possible distractions that may be present and could affect his skills,” Conway’s Wellington coach, Glenn Pocknall, told timesofindia.com.

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“He started with Wellington as a wicketkeeper-batsman as we saw an opportunity there for him. I saw a glimpse of (Ravindra) Jadeja in Conway. Originally, I said Jadeja but I’m not sure anymore.

Conway moved to New Zealand in 2017 and got a contract with Wellington for the 2018/19 season. He emerged as the highest run-getter in the Plunkett Shield the same year. Pocknall further heaped praises on the South Africa born cricketer and said that his ability to adapt in different situations and formats of the game makes him very unique.

“He has shown he can shift gears depending on the situation and what the conditions are. This is a great skill to have and shows that his mental application and ability to adapt are brilliant. He is now starting to have his own style and uniqueness as a player,” felt Pocknall.

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