Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Daryl Mitchell added to Test squad for India series. Daryl Mitchell has played five Tests so far.
Daryl Mitchell has played five Tests so far.
New Zealand have added batting allrounder Daryl Mitchell to the Test squad for the series against India later this month as a replacement player for Devon Conway. After opting to not replace Conway in the T20I squad, the call was made to extend Mitchell's stay in India for the longer format.
Conway was earlier ruled out of the T20 WC final and the subsequent three-match series in India after he broke his hand during New Zealand's semifinal win against England. “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.”
30-year-old Mitchell has been in great form off late and was also the man of the match in the T20 WC semifinal. He has scored 197 runs in the tournament so far at the top of the order, averaging close to 40. He made his Test debut in late 2019 and has played five games in the format with his most recent appearance coming against England this year right before the World Test Championship final.
New Zealand will travel to India immediately after the T20 WC final against Australia and will kickstart the T20I series on November 17 in Jaipur. The two-match Test series commences on November 25 in Kanpur.