Teams Played For
New Zealand, Central Stags, New Zealand A, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Central Districts, New Zealand XI, Kent, Mumbai Indians,Chennai Super Kings
Arguably the fastest bowler to have emerged from New Zealand since Shane Bond, Adam Milne is a fine prospect and went onto make his international debut for the Kiwis on the back of some consistent performances in the domestic circuit and in the Champions League.
Having made his first class debut at a tender age of 18, Milne impressed immediately bagging a four wicket haul in his debut innings against Canterbury.
Milne managed to hog the limelight during the 2010 Champions League T20, when he bowled his heart out and showed immense skills while plying his trade for the Central Districts.
On the back of some consistent performances in the CLT20, Milne was drafted into the New Zealand squad for the series against Pakistan in December 2010 and went to play a couple of T20I’s. Milne was part of the 30 member probable list for the 2011 ICC World Cup but didn't manage to make the final cut.
Like most fast bowlers, Milne’s initial career was severely hampered by injuries which halted his progress in the first class circuit in 2011-12. However, he was back again following his inclusion to the New Zealand squad in the 2012 T20 World Cup which was played in Sri Lanka.
The speedster was handed over with his maiden ODI cap against Sri Lanka in 2012 and made a return to the ODI squad after a year against the same opposition in November 2013. Despite featuring in a couple of encounters, his performance was far from impressive.
It was only in 2014-15 that Milne made heads turn with some fiery bowling against Pakistan in UAE. He consistently clicked 145-150 kph and riding on his impressive showing, he was rewarded with a place in the New Zealand squad for the 2015 ODI World Cup.
Five years after his injury, Milne had represented New Zealand in a handful of ODI’s and T20I’s owing to constant injuries. However, god has been kind to him especially in the last few years as his body is slowly starting to adapt to international cricket despite injuries.
Milne was a regular feature of the New Zealand squad from 2015-17 but couldn't quite come up with a performance of considerable notice. He produced some good performances here and there but lacked the consistency which eventually led to his ouster from the national squad. The last time Milne played for New Zealand in an ODI was way back in 2017.
He had a string of injuries again in 2015-16 and eventually returned to ply his trade for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2017. Milne was drafted into the New Zealand squad for the Champions Trophy in 2017 after some impressive showing for the RCB.
He was quite impressive with the ball in hand during the 2020-2021 Big Bash League (BBL), troubling opposition batsmen with his skitty nature. The Kiwi has to figure out different aspects of his game and try to nurture himself in becoming an all condition bowler.
One of the fastest bowlers around, Adam Milne has his journey hampered owing to injuries. The lanky fast bowler was sidelined with a hamstring injury since the Black Caps' T20I against Pakistan in the UAE on November 2, had an injury scare recently during a two-day game for New Zealand XI against Bangladesh.
He was picked by the RCB in the 2015 season, but missed out due to injury. He was retained and made his debut the next season butÂ Â played just one game. He played four games for RCB and was picked by Mumbai Indians in the 2018 season, but is yet to play his maiden game for them.
(As of March 2021)