After Shaheen Afridi, New Zealand’s pacer looking to trouble India with extra pace

Adam Milne said that he could have made a difference in New Zealand’s last ICC T20 World Cup match against Pakistan but he was not allowed to play for the team by the ICC. He is now looking to target the Indian batters, who were troubled by Shaheen Afridi.

“I think if you’d looked at the way the pitch played throughout the course of the IPL (Indian Premier League), the faster guys that had been able to hit the wicket hard and create some uneven bounce had caused some problems for the batters,” the 29-year-old told reporters.

“I think I would have been able to add something to the team, but it wasn’t meant to be, and I thought our guys bowled really well and unfortunately for us, they came out and batted really well towards that end part of the game.”

Milne has struggled with injury in recent times. “I definitely feel like this has been the best period of cricket that I’ve had in a long, long time,” he said.

“I’m excited to hopefully make a difference with the ball in these games here and really prove that this period has been influential for me.”