New Zealand will lean on the expertise of senior gamers to sort out the “threat” posed by a rampant India within the World Cup semifinal in Mumbai on November 15, says opening batter Devon Conway.
New Zealand, who completed fourth within the factors desk after the 45-match league spherical, have a dominant document towards India within the knockout stage of ICC occasions.
The Blackcaps beat them within the semifinal conflict of the 2019 version and within the last of the World Test Championship in 2021.
“We all know the way good India are. They are carrying a variety of momentum (and) they’ve a powerful squad,” Conway shared his ideas in a video shared by New Zealand Cricket (NZC).
“But we are looking forward to that challenge. It is exciting for us to play against the host nation in the semifinal. We know they are going to be a threat, but we are looking forward to that challenge,” he added.
“We can acknowledge this is another special occasion for us. We are fortunate enough to have a lot of experience in our camp — guys who have been in these situations before. We can lean on those guys and it is very exciting as I can say,” the opening batter added.
New Zealand have misplaced 4 out of their final 5 video games however the Kiwis are targeted on making it to the ultimate.
“It is one in all our objectives to be within the World Cup last. It is sweet to be one step nearer to that objective, everybody may be very excited. We’ve been taking part in some good cricket. For us, it is about persevering with to do what we do. The relaxation will deal with itself,” he added.
Conway’s form will be in focus since the left-handed batter is yet to make a fifty following his fireworks in the opening game where he scored an unbeaten 152 against England.
He said, “It has been very thrilling. With it being my first ODI World Cup, there have been various challenges in a special format. I’ve definitely completely loved my time right here with the fellows. We have performed some actually good cricket. It is thrilling to be on this place.” The young Rachin Ravindra is No 3 in the list of highest run-getters in the World Cup with 565 runs in nine matches at 70.62 including three centuries and two fifties.
Calling him a ‘popular young man in the team’, Conway hoped that his opening partner is able to build on the success.
“It has been improbable for Rachin. We all know the way good a participant he’s. For him to face up in a world occasion like that is spectacular,” he stated.
“A lot of credit goes to him for the performances that he has put in and we hope that he continues to do so down the line for us. He is a very popular young man in the team (and) he has received quite a lot of attention, externally as well,” he added.