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NZ Vs AUS: Kiwis Dealt A Huge Blow As Devon Conway Is Ruled Out Of Third T20I

Devon Conway has been withdrawn from the KFC T20I series against Australia and will be replaced by Tim Seifert

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Devon Conway will miss the third and final T20I against Australia on Sunday. Photo: File
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New Zealand's dashing opening batter Devon Conway has withdrawn from the third and final T20I against Australia after suffering an injury to his left thumb, he sustained while wicket-keeping in the second T20I on Friday. (More Cricket News)

The BlackCaps have roped in Tim Seifert as Conway's replacement, who will return to Wellington to see a hand specialist to ascertain the extent of his injury. Seifert, who himself was ruled out pre-series with a torn-abductor, passed a late fitness test and will be with the New Zealand squad for the Sunday's final T20I in Auckland's Eden Park.

Furthermore, Kiwis coach Gary Stead also revealed that star all-rounder Rachin Ravindra's left knee injury would be monitored over the next 24 hours and a decision would be made for his availability on Sunday.

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New Zealand are 0-2 down in the three-match series against Australia and will look to play for pride when the two sides lock horns in the third and final T20I at Eden Park on Sunday.

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