IPL 2018: Adam Milne determined to do well for Mumbai Indians

IPL 2018: Adam Milne determined to do well for Mumbai Indians

Milne replaced Pat Cummins in the Mumbai Indians' squad.

Adam Milne (L) of New Zealand appeals for a catch on Anwar Ali of Pakistan during the third T20 cricket match between New Zealand and Pakistan at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on January 22, 2016. AFP PHOTO / MARTY MELVILLE / AFP / Marty Melville (Photo credit should read MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Adam Milne, the New Zealand fast-bowler, entered the auction of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at a base price of INR 75 Lakhs. Despite the low price, he didn’t find any buyer and remained unsold. However, just after the start of the tournament, he was drafted in by the Mumbai Indians (MI) as a replacement of Australian paceman Pat Cummins who was ruled out owing to a back strain.

The franchise played quite a few matches thereafter and Milne is yet to get a game this season. Meanwhile, the 26-year old praised the ambience in the team and also hailed the cricket they have dished out across the eleven seasons of the T20 league. Moreover, he pledged to contribute for the team provided he gets an opportunity to play.

Milne’s praises for Mumbai and Bond

“When you come into any team, your goal is to help that team win games. Mumbai Indians have got a great set-up. That’s shown in how well they have done over all the IPL seasons. They are the only team to win three IPLs. So, it shows the calibre of cricketers there. They play here for pride in this competition. So I think the number one goal is trying to do anything I can to help this team win game,” Milne was quoted as saying in News 18.

Mumbai Indians (MI) is scheduled to play their last league match against the Delhi Daredevils (DD) on May 20 at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi. Shane Bond is currently the bowling coach of the franchise and has done a reasonable job. The Palmerston North-born pacer also brought forth Bond’s contribution in his growth as a pacer.

“Shane’s had a lot of influence on my bowling. When I started playing domestic cricket, for my first-ever Twenty 20 he was bowling coach of my team back home. So he’s had a lot of influence on me, on how I bowl and my growth and development as a bowler. He has a great cricket mind, coming with plans and always trying to develop that side of your game,” he added.

Here is Mumbai Indians’ full squad

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