The Kiwi pacer Adam Milne was bought by the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2015 but was unable to play due to injury. He did play for RCB in both the 2016 and 2017 editions of the tournament.
However, in the 2018 players’ auction, despite having some experience of playing in IPL, Milne wasn’t able to find any buyer even when he was having a base price of just INR 75 lakhs. Having a lot at his bowling average 23.21 and economy of 7.77 he could be an apt pacer for any given IPL franchise.
Adam Milne has the ability to clock 150kph, and he will be a good option for any team looking for some extra pace. Milne has played a decent amount of cricket for New Zealand.
At the age of 18, a four-wicket haul for Central Districts against Canterbury was enough to attract the New Zealand national selectors, and that’s how Adam Milne received his first national call-up — against Pakistan. He then made it to the 2011 World Cup squad, thus making it to the national squad in his first year of First-Class cricket itself.
After getting some useful tips form he the Kiwi legend Shane Bond to become an express pace bowler with age, Milne supported by the senior man as he worked up the serious pace in his initial matches. But as it has been the case with the seamers, a string of injuries botched up several years of Milne’s career.
In about four-and-a-half years in international cricket, all he managed to play for is a little over 30 ODIs and close to 20 T20Is — a format in which he made his debut in 2010. Adam was also a part of New Zealand’s successful run in the 2015 World Cup in which they qualified for the final for the first time. He played the role of the third seamer but did not play after the quarter-final, claiming 5 wickets in 6 matches.
Milne did a feature for New Zealand in the 2016 World T20, but a hamstring injury kept him away for close to a year. Milne played in IPL 2017 for Royal Challengers Bangalore, claiming 3 wickets in 4 matches.