Kiwi Milne joins Essex for T20 Blast


New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne has joined English county side Essex for the second half of the 2016 T20 Blast, subject to his visa being approved.

The 23 year-old right-arm paceman will play seven matches for the Chelmsford-based team and will join fellow Kiwi, Jesse Ryder, in the Essex line up.

Chris Silverwood, the Essex head coach, said. "Adam is a young bowler with plenty of international experience already.

"He is exactly what we were looking for from an overseas player, with his real pace offering something different to our attack."

Milne said: "I'm extremely excited to have the opportunity to join Essex and help contribute to a successful NatWest T20 Blast.

"Essex is a club with such a fantastic history and I look forward to wearing the Eagles logo with pride and making an impact to help bring the T20 Blast silverware to Chelmsford"