Stuff – After being unsold at auction, Black Caps fast bowler Adam Milne has been offered an Indian Premier League lifeline, called up as a replacement for the Mumbai Indians.

Summary

  • After being unsold at auction, Black Caps fast bowler Adam Milne has been offered an Indian Premier League lifeline, called up as a replacement for the Mumbai Indians.
  • The franchise or the IPL didn’t officially announce Milne’s addition to the squad, but he has already arrived in Mumbai, and trained with the team but didn’t play in the seven-wicket loss to the Delhi Daredevils at Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.
  • Milne has played five previous IPL matches across the last two seasons – for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, who Mumbai face next, at home on Tuesday.
  • READ MORE: * Williamson soars, Munro dropped * McCullum golden duck in win * Change of faces for cricket on TV * Warner played key roleAt Mumbai Milne has linked up with a couple of familiar faces, with fellow seamer Mitchell McClenaghan himself an earlier injury replacement after Aussie Jason Behrendorff had been ruled out, while the team’s bowling coach is former Black Cap Shane Bond.
  • In 70 T20s Milne has taken 83 wickets at an average of 23.21, with a strike rate of 17.90, last playing for New Zealand in November last year, on the tour to India.


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