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Conway: Beating India in their backyard will be as big as winning WTC final


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New Zealand opener Devon Conway feels that defeating India in their backyard will be as difficult as the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final victory over Virat Kohli and his men.

New Zealand had defeated India in the final of the first-ever WTC which was played in June in Southampton in England.

“Definitely. That’s a massive goal that we’d like to achieve. To beat India in their home conditions is probably a bigger challenge than beating them in England. It would be a serious achievement, if not as big as the World Test Championship final. That will be a very important series to try and prove that,” said Devon Conway in a chat with stuff.co.nz.

Devon Conway added that a team has to be mentally strong when it travels to the subcontinent as the surfaces offer a lot of turns.

“Travelling to the subcontinent and being presented with surfaces that turn, that’s where you’ve got to be really strong mentally within your defence, trust your defence, and you’ve got to have a method in which you can score. If you’re not looking to score runs you won’t be in good positions. You’ve got to nail down a plan and stick to it as much as possible, even though it’s going to be challenging,”

New Zealand are set to tour India after the T20 World Cup 2021 in UAE and Oman, they will play two Test matches in Kanpur (25-29 November) and Mumbai (3-7 December).

New Zealand will also play a series of three T20 International matches as well which will be played on 17, 19 and 21 November.