New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham in a chat with fast bowler Adam Milne talks about the latter’s recovery from an injury after the World Cup. Milne had to pull out of the ICC Cricket World Cup at the semi-final stage and Matt Henry was named as his replacement. He says that Shane Bond and James Anderson are his idols. Milne, who made his return to competitive cricket in the recently concluded series against South Africa. Milne seemed to have returned to his best in the series and will be hopeful of being in the squad for further series as well. READ: Adam Milne: Yet another genuine fast bowler emerges from the stables of New Zealand cricket

Milne also talks about his love for football, a sport in which he has won a few awards as a little boy. He also recollects the final of the match where he and his team won a cup final. New Zealand play their next series in Australia in November, where they will play three Tests against the hosts. Their tour matches will begin from October 23, as a preparation for their Tests against Australia. New Zealand will hope all their top players are fit for this tour.

New Zealand then welcome Sri Lanka  at home, where they will play Three Tests, five One-Day Internationals (ODI) and two T20 Internationals (T20I). This will be a crucial period for them as they will then welcome Pakistan to their country in the next series. but first they have to negotiate the Australians Down Under well.