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Adam Milne

Adam Milne
Personal information
Full name
Adam Fraser Milne
Born (1992-04-13) 13 April 1992 (age 32)
Palmerston North, Manawatū-Whanganui, New Zealand
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
BowlingRight-arm fast
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 175)10 November 2012 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI26 September 2023 v Bangladesh
ODI shirt no.20
T20I debut (cap 46)26 December 2010 v Pakistan
Last T20I27 December 2023 v Bangladesh
T20I shirt no.20
Domestic team information
2009/10–presentCentral Districts
2016–2017Royal Challengers Bangalore
2020/21Sydney Thunder
2021Mumbai Indians
2021Birmingham Phoenix
2022Chennai Super Kings
2023Washington Freedom
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 49 49 31 92
Runs scored 180 83 776 558
Batting average 12.85 9.22 23.51 16.90
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/4 0/1
Top score 36 16* 97 50
Balls bowled 2,242 1,001 5,529 4,331
Wickets 57 56 92 137
Bowling average 35.56 24.32 32.25 27.72
5 wickets in innings 0 1 2 2
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 4/34 5/26 5/47 5/24
Catches/stumpings 23/– 11/– 10/– 33/–
Medal record
Men's Cricket
Representing  New Zealand
ICC Cricket World Cup
Runner-up 2015 Australia and New Zealand
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 14 January 2024

Adam Fraser Milne (born 13 April 1992) is a New Zealand professional cricketer who plays limited overs cricket for the New Zealand national cricket team. He is a right-arm fast bowler. He was also a part of the New Zealand squad to finish as runners-up at the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

Early life

Milne was born in Palmerston North, New Zealand[1] and attended Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School, and then Palmerston North Boys' High School.

Cricket career

Milne made his first-class cricket debut as an 18 year old for Central Districts in the 2009/10 season against Canterbury. He took a wicket with his second ball in senior cricket.[1] He has played for the team throughout his professional career, although his appearances have been limited by injuries and by international duties.[1]

He was recruited for the 2015 Indian Premier League by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) but was unable to play due to injury; he did play for RCB in both the 2016 and 2017 editions of the tournament.[2] In May 2017, Milne signed for Kent County Cricket Club to play the second half of the 2017 English cricket season.[3] Milne had been due to play for Essex in the 2016 season but was forced to withdraw due to injury.[3] He made his debut for Kent in the 2017 County Championship against Nottinghamshire in June 2017.[4] He played in five Championship matches and seven matches in the 2017 NatWest t20 Blast for Kent, taking 28 wickets. He set a new record for Kent's best bowling in T20 matches with 5/11 taken against Somerset at Taunton in August, his best T20 bowling figures.[5] He returned to play for Kent in both the 2018 and 2019 t20 Blast.

Milne debuted for the New Zealand Cricket Team in 2010 and, although expensive, his pace impressed critics[1] who marked him as a long-term prospect for the national team[citation needed] who could bowl in excess of 150 km/h.[1] In May 2018, he was one of twenty players to be awarded a new contract for the 2018–19 season by New Zealand Cricket.[6]

In February 2021, Milne was bought by the Mumbai Indians ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League[7] and in June returned to Kent for the 2021 T20 Blast, his fourth spell with the county.[8] He took a hat-trick during the competition against Surrey from the final three balls of the match.[9] In August 2021, Milne was named as injury cover in New Zealand's squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.[10]

In February 2022, he was bought by the Chennai Super Kings in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament but was ruled out after a few matches.[11] In April 2022, he was bought by the Birmingham Phoenix for the 2022 season of The Hundred in England.[12]

In March 2023, Milne was named in New Zealand's T20I squad for their series against Sri Lanka.[13] On 5 April 2023, he took his maiden five-wicket haul in international cricket,[14] helping his team win the second T20I by 9 wickets.[15]

In September 2023, Milne was ruled out of the ODI series against England, due to a hamstring injury that occurred during a training session, effectively ruling out chances of him making the World Cup squad.[16] He returned later that month against Bangladesh, taking four wickets in the only match he played.[17]


  1. ^ a b c d e Adam Milne, ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  2. ^ Adam Milne, CricketArchive. Retrieved 2017-05-24. (subscription required)
  3. ^ a b Hoad A (2017) Kent sign New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne as overseas player, Kent Online, 2017-05-24. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  4. ^ Culley J (2017) Milne, rain help deny Nottinghamshire, ESPNcricinfo, 2017-06-29. Retrieved 2017-06-29.
  5. ^ Milne's five-for lifts Kent back into contention, ESPNcricinfo, 2017-08-12. Retrieved 2017-12-02.
  6. ^ Todd Astle bags his first New Zealand contract, ESPNcricinfo, 2018-05-15. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  7. ^ IPL 2021 auction: The list of sold and unsold players, ESPNcricinfo, 2021-02-18. Retrieved 2021-02-18.
  8. ^ Adam Milne returns to Kent as Mohammad Amir replacement for T20 Blast, The Cricketer (online), 2021-06-08. Retrieved 2021-07-10.
  9. ^ Adam Milne hat-trick finishes off Surrey despite Will Jacks' fireworks, ESPNcricinfo, 2021-07-02. Retrieved 2021-07-10
  10. ^ Tom Latham to lead New Zealand in Bangladesh and Pakistan with IPL-bound players unavailable, ESPNcricinfo, 2021-08-09. Retrieved 2021-08-19.
  11. ^ "IPL 2022 auction: The list of sold and unsold players". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2022-02-13.
  12. ^ "The Hundred 2022: latest squads as Draft picks revealed". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2022-04-05.
  13. ^ "New Zealand names T20I returnee as captain for series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 2023-04-05.
  14. ^ "Milne snares maiden five-for in big Black Caps win". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2023-04-05.
  15. ^ Seconi, Adrian (5 April 2023). "Milne bags five as NZ sink Sri Lanka". Otago Daily Times Online News. Retrieved 2023-04-05.
  16. ^ "Injured Milne ruled out of England series; New Zealand call up Lister". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2023-10-30.
  17. ^ "Milne, Young give New Zealand series win". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2023-10-30.
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