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New Zealand pacer Adam Milne out of England ODI series | Cricket News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: New Zealand pacer Adam Milne will play no further part in the ongoing ODI series against England due to a ‘low-grade’ hamstring injury, the team management said on Saturday.
The 31-year-old experienced discomfort in his hamstring during a training session prior to the series opener in Cardiff on Friday.
Milne did not feature in Kiwis’ dominant eight-wicket victory against the reigning 50-over world champions. The win helped New Zealand take a 1-0 lead in the 4-match series.
Milne, also selected in the ODI squad to travel to Bangladesh, will remain with the squad in England to work on his rehabilitation.
His injury has led to a call-up for Ben Lister ahead of the second ODI in Southampton on Sunday as both England and New Zealand continue their preparations ahead of a World Cup in India that gets underway next month.
Lister, a 27-year-old left-arm medium-pacer, is already in England with Kent, having signed with the southeast club to play in the closing games of English cricket’s first-class County Championship season.
He has represented New Zealand in 10 Twenty20 internationals and won his solitary ODI cap against Pakistan in Karachi in May this year.
“We have short turnarounds between these matches and want to try and look after the players as much as possible with the upcoming schedule,” said New Zealand coach Gary Stead.
“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.”
Stead added: “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.”
(With inputs from AFP)

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