Milne returns to Kent for T20 Blast
Milne returns to Kent for T20 Blast

New Zealand paceman Adam Milne will return to The Spitfire Ground after a record-breaking debut T20 season for Kent.

The 25-year-old fast bowler took a club record 5/11 against Somerset last summer and will re-join the Spitfires for the 2018 Vitality Blast, which starts in early July.

Milne topped the bowling averages with 15 wickets at 12.46 and a strike rate of a wicket every 10 balls, conceding just 7.23 an over.

Milne, who has 59 caps for New Zealand in white-ball cricket, said: “I’m delighted to re-join Kent for the Vitality Blast and play at The Spitfire Ground again.

“We were really disappointed to come out on the wrong end of so many close matches last summer and with such a talented squad, we’ll be looking to make amends.”

Director of cricket Paul Downton said: “Adam had an excellent first season at Kent so we’re delighted to secure his services again for 2018.

“Bowlers of Adam’s pace and skill are rare and we believe he can be a match-winner for us in this format.”