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2019 Overseas (Vitality Blast)
|Date of Birth||13th April 1992||Height||-|
|Debut||-||Years of Service||2017 -|
|Capped||-||Nickname(s)||Milney, Pocket Rocket, Bones, Sharky|
|Bat||Right hand||Best Bat||T20: 18*|
|Bowl||Right-arm fast||Best Bowl||T20: 5/11|
New Zealand International fast bowler Adam Milne re-joined the club for a third successive Vitality Blast campaign in 2019, subject to regulatory approval, including an No Objection Certificate from New Zealand Cricket.
The 26-year-old was named part of Wisden and CricViz’s T20 Team of Year for 2018, with both praising his ability to “bowl in phases when batsmen are at their most aggressive but managing to maintain the holy grail of T20 bowling: a low economy rate and a low strike rate.”
In 2018’s Vitality Blast, the right-armer took 13 wickets in 41.3 overs, conceding just 297 runs at an economy rate of 7.16 and a strike rate of just 19.15.
Milne also holds the club record for best bowling figures in a T20 fixture, with 5-11 against Somerset at Taunton in 2017.
On re-joining the Kent Spitfires, Milne said: “I’m delighted to come back to Kent for the Vitality Blast in 2019.
“Last year we came close to reaching Vitality Blast Finals Day and there is a real belief in this squad that we can challenge again this season.
“I’m looking forward to contributing to a team of talented players so hungry for success.”
Kent Cricket’s Director of Cricket, Paul Downton, said: ‘Adam is an outstanding T20 bowler with the ability to take early wickets in the power play and to bowl vital overs at the death. He is a match winner.
“Securing him for a third successive season is testament to the how much the squad and supporters enjoy having him here and his passion for playing for Kent.”
He has played 33 one-day internationals and 18 T20 internationals and has taken 67 wickets in T20 cricket at a strike rate of 19.1.
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