New Zealand cricketer Devon Conway, who is waiting for his test debut, said it was a skipper Kane Williamson watching him fight during a warm-up at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton was “pretty scary.”
The 29-year-old batsman is part of the 20-member Black Caps team, which is in England to play a series of two tests against the hosts on June 2 and the final of the World Test Championship against Virat Kohli-from India on 18 June.
Conway insisted on his debut test on Saturday, scoring an unbeaten 55 for Latham XI against Williamson XI on the opening day of the two-day Black Caps warm-up game at the Ageas Bowl.
Conway and Tom Latham added 106 for the opening strap before they both retired at lunchtime and were replaced by Tom Blundell Ross Taylor.
“You have Kane Williamson where the ulcers are watching you fight. It’s pretty embarrassing, one of the best guys watching you do business. Tim Southywho have been there for a long time.
“I didn’t get the chance to fight Ross Taylor today, which was a little unfortunate, but I hope to get that chance one day,” said Conway, who will likely open if he makes his test debut, even though he played mostly No. 3 in the 108 first-class and 84 roster A matches he has played so far.
Regarding what he hopes to achieve if he makes his test debut, Conway said: “I like to see myself as a person who really beats everywhere. If the opportunity arises to level the playing field in test cricket or ODI or Twenty20, be happy to take this with both hands.It’s a simple number.
“At the end of the day, it’s about adapting to different scenarios and situations of the game and just beating accordingly.”