New Delhi. An important match will be played between India and New Zealand in the T20 World Cup on this Sunday (IND vs NZ T20 World Cup 2021). Before this match, New Zealand got a big setback. Team’s fast bowler Lockie Ferguson was injured and ruled out of the tournament. However, Adam Milne, who plays for Rohit Sharma’s IPL team Mumbai Indians, has been included in the New Zealand team as his replacement. Milne was included in the team as the first reserve player. But now he has got a chance in the main team. He was supposed to feature in the playing-11 for the match against Pakistan on Tuesday but upon reaching the ground it was learned that he had not been approved by the ICC to replace the injured player.
New Zealand pacer Adam Milne hopes to be able to make a difference by taking advantage of his momentum in the ICC T20 World Cup match against India on Sunday. Talking to reporters, he said that yes, I definitely feel that this has been the best phase for me in cricket in a long time.
I will give strong performance against India: Milne
The bowler, who has been in excellent form in short format franchise based league tournaments like Big Bash League, Vitality Blast and The Hundred, said, “I would like to make the most of this rhythm and improve my game further while continuing to perform well at the moment. I would like to do I’m excited to make a difference with the ball here (T20 World Cup) and really prove that this timing is impressive for me.”
Sorry for not being included in the team against Pakistan: Milne
This 29-year-old bowler was a part of Mumbai Indians in the recently concluded Indian Premier League. He believes that if he was part of the team in the match against Pakistan, then New Zealand’s performance could have been better. New Zealand’s team lost this match by five wickets.
Milne took 3 wickets in IPL
The fast bowler further said that considering the kind of pitches during the IPL, the fast bowlers were getting uneven bounce, due to which the batsmen were facing problems. Maybe the team would have been a little stronger with me being there. Our bowlers did well but Pakistan team batted brilliantly in the last overs. Milne took 3 wickets in 4 matches in IPL 2021.