Milne given NZC contract after five years

I shot Adam Milne a central contract for the first time in five years. After taking part in 16 white-ball matches for his nation’s front the previous year, the fast bowler, who is 31 years old, might play in the 2018 50-over World Cup in India.

The Black Caps’ head coach, Gary Stead, stated of Adam, “Adam has worked exceptionally hard and has shown good resilience over the past few years to be in a position to earn this contract offer.”

He has always been a top-notch bowler. The board’s list of the 20 players who have contracts for the 2023–24 season skips Ajaz Patel glaringly. Despite playing in just two Tests and no white-ball games, the left-arm spinner last year became just the third bowler in Test cricket history to take all ten wickets in an innings.

As they already asked to be released from their NZC contracts in order to play more frequently in franchise cricket across the world, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, and Martin Guptill are not listed on the list. According to NZC, Boult reportedly promised to remain available for the Black Caps for a while in exchange for a casual playing arrangement.

Central contracts for 2023-24

Tim Southee, Henry Nicholls, Lockie Ferguson, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson, Will Young, Michael Bracewell, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, and Neil Wagner

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