Milne Allen Ruled Out Of Pakistan Tour With Injuries

Milne Allen Ruled Out Of Pakistan Tour With Injuries, Opener Finn Allen and fast bowler Adam Milne have both been ruled out of the upcoming tour of Pakistan, New Zealand Cricket confirmed on Friday (April 12). While Allen suffered a back injury, Milne injured his ankle during training just before the team’s scheduled departure.

Milne Allen Ruled Out Of Pakistan Tour With Injuries

Plans for Their Return to Cricket will be Confirmed

“The nature of their respective injuries meant they wouldn’t be able to take part in any of the five-match series, due to start next week in Rawalpindi,” NZC said in a statement. “Plans for their return to cricket will be confirmed in the coming weeks.”

New Zealand has picked wicketkeeper Tom Blundell and uncapped allrounder Zak Foulkes as the replacements. New Zealand have already picked a second-string squad for the series with the majority of their first-choice players currently plying their trade in the Indian Premier League. Blundell hasn’t played T20Is for New Zealand in more than two years whereas Foulkes has been called up for the very first time.

Read More: Mohammad Amir Imad Wasim Return To Pakistan National Team

The Experienced Player Along With His Wicketkeeping

“Tom is a highly experienced player along with his wicketkeeping. And batting skillsets is a leader in any group he is a part of. Head Coach Gary Stead said. “He also brings recent experience in the conditions. So having taken part in both tours to Pakistan last year. Zak has had an impressive season for Canterbury. They include being their leading wicket-taker in all three competitions.

He has displayed impressive skills with the ball. So particularly in T20 cricket for the Kings. We also know he has skills with the bat and it will be an excellent opportunity for him to be part of the group.” The series will mark the return of allrounder Michael Bracewell. Because kicks off on April 18 with the fifth and final T20I slated to be held on April 27.

By abdurrauf2930

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts