Adam Milne roped in by Kent Spitfires as a replacement for Mohammad Amir

Aryasekhar Chakraborty

Aryasekhar Chakraborty

Author| Jun 9, 2:25 PM

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Image Courtesy: Twitter

Kent has roped in New Zealand speedster Adam Milne for the Vitality T20 Blast which commences from June 9. Milne who was part of the Mumbai Indians squad in the IPL has been brought in as a replacement for Mohammad Amir who is expected to miss the season due to his commitments in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). 

Amir would have been part of the Kent outfit if not for the rearranged PSL in UAE which is slated to begin from 9th June (Wednesday). The restrictions for arrival in UK from South Asian countries means that he won’t be able to take part in the competition. 

Milne has earlier been part of the Kent squad and has already taken 38 wickets in 28 matches for them between 2017 and 2019. The fast bowler after serving his quarantine is expected to be available for selection from June 28 against Somerset. 

"We're delighted that Adam will be coming back to be a Kent Spitfire once more," Kent's director of cricket, Paul Downton was quoted as saying by the ESPN Cricinfo.

"He is a world-class T20 bowler who has made a significant difference to our side every time he has played for the Spitfires. I am sure our Members and supporters will be excited to welcome him back for the later stages of the Vitality Blast,” he further added. 

Back in 2018, Milne was part of the Kent side that qualified for the quarter-final for the Vitality Blast. He was part of the team even the next year when Kent narrowly missed out from a berth in the knockouts. Milne is excited to be part of the Kent Spitfires squad for the fourth time. 

"I love being a Spitfire and I'm really excited that the opportunity has arisen for me to come back to Kent for a fourth time. It'll be great to see familiar faces in the dressing room but I'm also looking forward to working with the new talent that has joined since my last stint in 2019,” Milne said. 

  • Adam Milne
  • Mohammad Amir
  • KT
  • T20 2021

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