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Devon Conway of CSK will have surgery for a thumb injury, virtually ruling him out of the IPL


<p>Due to a left thumb injury that would take eight weeks to cure, New Zealand opener Devon Conway is all but out from the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL), which is a setback to his team, the Chennai Super Kings.</p>
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<p>The injury was received by Conway during last month’s T20I series against Australia.</p>
<p>The 32-year-old will have surgery on his left thumb, which was hurt on February 23 during the second Twenty20 International in Auckland.</p>
<p>The Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to begin on March 22 at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium with a match between reigning champions Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore.</p>
<p>He was not there for the first Test, which concluded on Sunday. Following a follow-up medical assessment, he was recommended to have surgery later this week.</p>
<p>“Devon Conway’s thumb joint has a little fracture. Thus, he will have surgery this week, and ideally, he will recover in eight weeks or less, according to New Zealand head coach Gary Stead, who was speaking to the media.</p>
<p>In the 2022 auction, Conway was purchased by Chennai Super Kings with a starting price of one crore rupees.</p>
<p>In 23 IPL games, the left-handed hitter has scored 924 runs at an average of 46.12 and a strike rate of 141.28. CSK has started a training camp in Chennai in anticipation of the next IPL season.</p>
<p>In a statement, New Zealand Cricket said that “the decision was made to operate on Conway with a likely recovery period of at least eight weeks following several scans and specialist advice.”</p>
<p>Only the first 21 matches of the IPL schedule have been released. Following the release of the calendar for the next Indian general elections, the schedule for the remaining games will be revealed.</p>


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