Devon Conway has a good chance for Test Debut
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Devon Conway could debut for England next week given the form he is in. Conway played a great match and says that the experience of playing next to Latham was of great importance to him. "Good opportunity to bat with him [Latham] out in the middle.
Fortunately, we are both left-handers, so I could just feed off a couple of things that he was doing. He is very experienced, knows his game inside out," Conway said, as quoted by cricbuzz He says he learned a lot next to him, he followed his games in training and it is Latham who many players can learn from "Just watching how he goes about things, not only in today's game but in training and his discipline around, his shot selection, the way he plays his game, it's pretty awesome to learn from."
Besides him, there are some other players who are really big names "Just to be there at the other end was pretty exciting and good learnings throughout the day.
You've got Kane Williamson there at gully watching you bat." "That's pretty intimidating, one of the best guys watching you go about your business. Then also fronting up and facing guys like Tim Southee, who have been there for a long time." "I didn't get the opportunity to bat with Ross Taylor today, which was a bit unfortunate, but hopefully one day I'll get that chance." For now, he has played mostly as number three, but if Conway plays, he will probably be an opener "There's probably not too much difference to be fair," he pointed out.
"Sometimes if you're batting three, you could be in the first over." "So it's just about backing your game plan, backing the way you play, and just staying true to that as much as you can, regardless of the situation. It's just about adjusting to the surface and being positive throughout.
However, this will not be a problem for him and he is ready to play many other positions if he can help his team in that way. "I like to see myself as a guy who bats anywhere really. If the opportunity presents itself to bat up the order in Test cricket or ODIs or Twenty20, I would be happy to take that with both hands." "It's just a number.
At the end of the day, it's about adjusting to different scenarios and situations of the game and just batting accordingly."