Adam Milne: Essex sign New Zealand fast bowler

Adam Milne
Adam Milne made his T20 international debut for New Zealand in 2010

New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne has signed a deal to play for Essex in seven 2016 T20 Blast group games.

The 23-year-old has played 29 one-day internationals and 14 Twenty20 internationals for the Black Caps, taking 18 wickets at an average of 20.83 in the shortest form.

Milne took 3-8 against Pakistan last week and will join at the end of June.

"He is exactly what we were looking for from an overseas player," said Essex head coach Chris Silverwood.external-link

"We believe Adam can help us push on at the end of the group stage as we look to secure our place in the latter stages of the competition."