Wednesday, June 19, 2024

NZC: Adam Milne ruled out of England ODI Series | Ben Lister called in

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Pace bowler Adam Milne has been ruled out of the remainder of the BLACKCAPS ODI Series in England with a low grade hamstring injury.

Milne suffered hamstring tightness at training in Cardiff before yesterday’s opening ODI and a subsequent scan revealed he would need a period of rehabilitation.

Milne, who is also selected in the ODI Squad to travel to Bangladesh, will remain with the squad in England to work on his rehabilitation.

Milne’s injury means left-armer Ben Lister will now join the squad in Southampton today.

Lister is currently in England with Kent having signed on to play the remaining games of the County Championship season.

BLACKCAPS coach Gary Stead said having cover in the squad was important with the compact nature of the 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.”

“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.”

“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.”

The touring squad travel by coach from Cardiff to Southampton today ahead of tomorrow’s second ODI at the Rose Bowl.

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