A side strain has forced Adam Milne to be out of the New Zealand squad for six weeks © Getty Images


Wellington: Jan 25, 2014


New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne has said that he is ”pretty gutted” to be out of the squad for six weeks with a side strain just as he had come into top form.


Milne excelled in the Twenty20 series against the West Indies and One-Day International (ODI) series against India this month, cracking the 150 kmph barrier but he broke down with a side strain in the first one-day game against India on Sunday.


According to, Milne said that he is devastated to miss the games against India as he had got a few games bowling and was just starting to play better, although he added that injuries are a part and parcel of bowling fast.


Against Indian batting star Virat Kohli, Milne fired one down at 153.4 km, a mark he was around against the West Indies and had started to consistently hit 150 kmh, although he felt a pinch in his side during New Zealand’s 24-run win over India in Napier, the report added.