ICC WTC Finals – Devon Conway’s Unique Training Method: New Zealand batsman Devon Conway sprinkles cat litter on practice wickets to simulate bowling on uneven surfaces, hoping it will help him face the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin during the World Testing Championship final against India next month.
The 29-year-old has been recruited for a 20-man squad in New Zealand for a two-legged test streak against England starting June 2. The squad will then be downsized to 15 for the World Testing Championship final in Southampton, which starts in June. 18, according to ICC rules.
ICC WTC Finals: Conway explains why he sprays cat litter on the field to get ready for Indian spoons?
Conway, who impressed with his first international season last summer for his adoptive home country at ODI and T20, says he sprinkled cat litter on practice gates to mimic bowling pitches on uneven surfaces created by bowler tracks.
“Basically, the idea is to make the ball sort of spit out of the roughness,” Conway, who has competed in three ODIs and 14 T20Is for New Zealand, spoke to New Zealand’s Spark Sport TV channel.
Cat litter is a granular clay that absorbs the waste products of pets such as cats or dogs.