Kent have secured New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne as a replacement for Mohammad Amir, who will miss the Vitality Blast 2021 owing to Pakistan Super League duties. Amir was supposed to play for Kent but due to PSL’s resumption and quarantine rules for landing in the UK from Pakistan, he won’t be able to participate in the T20 Blast.
“The club can also confirm that due to the rescheduling of the Pakistan Super League and COVID-related restrictions, Mohammad Amir will be unable to join up with Kent for the 2021 Vitality Blast. Milne’s scheduled time of arrival to The Spitfire Ground mirrors the original timings of left-armer Amir,” stated Kent Spitfires in an official statement.
Instead, Kent Spitfires will welcome back Adam Milne for his fourth stint at the club. The fast bowler will reunite with his Kent Spitfires teammates ahead of their match against Somerset on Monday, June 28 at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence. With a bowling average of just 19.10, he has already taken 38 wickets in 28 outings for Kent Spitfires. His career T20 economy rate of 7.72 places him among the best T20 fast bowlers who can bowl in both the power play and the ‘death’. With 5/11 against Somerset in 2017, Milne owns the Club’s record best bowling figure in the T20s.
Milne shares his excitement to renunite with Kent Spitfires for the fourth time
Milne expressed his excitement to join the Spitfires for the fourth time and is looking forward to work with the youngsters added to the squad.
“I love being a Spitfire and I’m really excited that the opportunity has arisen for me to come back to Kent for the fourth time. It’ll be great to see familiar faces in the dressing room but I’m also looking forward to working with the new talent that has joined since my last stint in 2019.”
Other international players for Kent include South African batsman Heino Kuhn and Afghanistan leg-spinner Qais Ahmed, who is likely to be eligible following quarantine on June 13 when the side takes on Gloucestershire at Canterbury.