The Plunket Shield, New Zealand’s first-class competition, gets underway on Monday as the season kicks into gear. Here are six players to keep an eye on during the first part of competition
Conway, the South African-born batsman who has been prolific in recent seasons, officially completed his qualification period in August although how soon he slots into any of the national sides remains to be seen. There is due to be an extensive New Zealand A programme this season so he can expect to be given a run in that. During the 2019-2020 season he topped the averages across all three tournaments – the Plunket Shield, One-Day Trophy and Super Smash – and his returns included a career-best, unbeaten 327 against Canterbury.