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Mitchell replaces Conway in New Zealand squad for India Tests





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New Zealand batter Daryl Mitchell will replace wicket-keeper batter Devon Conway in New Zealand's squad for the upcoming two-Test series against India.

Conway was ruled out of the India tour and ICC T20 World Cup final against Australia with a broken hand which he sustained in New Zealand's semifinal win over England on Wednesday.

New Zealand coach Gary Stead said Conway would return home with the T20 squad after their three-game series in India next week, while Mitchell will stay on for the Tests.

"It's a shame for Devon to miss out on the first series of the new World Test Championship cycle, but it also offers up an opportunity for someone else," coach Gary Stead said.

"Daryl's versatility means he can cover a lot of batting positions and he's certainly got plenty of confidence at the moment. "He's proven he can perform in test cricket and I know he's excited to rejoin the test group," he added.

New Zealand's two-test series against India begins in Kanpur on November 25 with the second test starting in Mumbai on December 3.