NZ pacer Adam Milne out of Eng ODIs due to injury

Wellington, (UNI) New Zealand’s right-arm fast bowler Adam Milne will miss the remainder of the ODI series against England.

Adam Milne suffered a hamstring tightness at training in Cardiff before the first ODI on Friday. A subsequent scan has revealed a low-grade injury. The pacer will now undergo a period of rehabilitation. He will remain in England to work on his rehabilitation.

Milne was also a part of New Zealand’s T20I squad against England. He featured in two games, but failed to make an impact.

For the ongoing ODI series, Milne has been replaced by Ben Lister. The left-arm pacer was in England with Kent for the County Championship season.

New Zealand head coach Gary Stead discussed the importance of reserves in a busy schedule.

“We have short turnarounds between these matches and want to try and look after the players as much as possible with the upcoming schedule,” Stead said.

“With Ben already here in England it meant we could have him join the squad at short notice without the recovery time of a bowler joining from New Zealand mid-series,” he said.

“Ben impressed us in the UAE and warm-up matches in England and will continue to learn being around some senior players in the touring group,” Stead added.

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