Devon Conway to join Somerset after World Test Championship final


New Zealand batter signs for nine T20 Blast games, two County Championship fixtures

Somerset have signed Devon Conway as an overseas player for the second half of the T20 Blast’s group stage.

Conway appeared for the county’s second XI as an unknown South African in 2010, when he was spending the summer playing club cricket for Taunton Deane, and had another brief trial with the club in 2013. He will return as a New Zealand international, and as the No. 4 T20I batter in the world according to the ICC’s rankings following his decision to leave South Africa and “start afresh” in 2017.

Conway has been named in New Zealand’s Test squad for their tour to the UK in June, which comprises two fixtures against England and the inaugural World Test Championship final against India at the Ageas Bowl. There had been concerns about Conway’s safe return to New Zealand under international travel restrictions, but his residency visa was approved last month meaning he will be able to travel home safely.