Cricket: Blackcaps run machine Devon Conway scoops ICC Player of the Month award

  • 13/07/2021

New Zealand's latest cricketing wiz has earned another accolade.

Blackcaps run machine Devon Conway has been named the ICC Men's Player of the Month, after an outstanding introduction to test cricket.

The South African-born top-order batsman is the first New Zealander to claim the award, after a stellar start to his red-ball career in June, becoming just the second Kiwi to score a ton on test debut.

Conway was last man out in his first test innings, moments after raising his bat for a debut double-hundred in the first test against England at the spiritual home of cricket, Lord's.

Conway backed that up with a first-inning 80 in the second test and contributed 54 runs in the low-scoring World Test Championship final against India.

Conway pipped fellow Blackcap Kyle Jamieson, who was the player of the match against India. 

"I’m truly honoured to win this award,” he says. “That I have received it for my performances in test cricket makes it extra special.

"Scoring a double century at Lord’s was a dream come true for me and to also contribute to our win over India in the ICC World Test Championship final is something I know I will proudly look back on in years to come."