Adam Milne signs Kent for T20 Blast

New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne has signed the Division Two side Kent for the NatWest T20 Blast and he will also be available for the County Championship, which takes place in July and August.

The 25-year-old, who recently played his first ODI in more than a year, against Ireland - will join Kent for T20 stint after the conclusion of Champions Trophy.

Milne has been recalled to Black Caps’s squad for the Champions Trophy following his injury which sidelined him from all forms of cricket for almost a year.

"I'm delighted to be joining Kent and working with such a talented squad pushing for promotion," he said. "The County Championship is one of the best first-class competitions in the world and I'm looking forward to getting stuck in and taking some wickets. I also can't wait to experience the atmosphere at The Spitfire Ground in the NatWest T20 Blast."

Milne has played 34 one-day internationals and has claimed 67 wickets in 18 T20Is at a strike rate of 19.1.

Australian Marcus Stoinis out for remainder of IPL

The Kings XI Punjab all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has been ruled out of the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.

The Australia international, who has made three ODIs appearances for his country, reportedly injured his shoulder in a practice session before the Punjab franchise's game against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday.

The 27-year-old, who is a part of Australia's 15-man squad for the ICC Champions Trophy to be played in England in June 2017.

He has only a few weeks left to recover form his shoulder injury before he travels to England as part of Champions Trophy squad.

Australia to play their first match against New Zealand at Edgbaston on 2nd June.

Stoinis picked up only two wickets in five matches for Kings XI in IPL 10.

Tim Southee joins Middlesex for NatWest T20 Blast

New Zealand seamer Tim Southee has joined Middlesex for the English county's Twenty20 Blast campaign.

The 28-year-old, who is currently representing Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, will be available in early July and is scheduled to be played for 13 of their 14 group matches, also the knockout stages if required.

He previously represented Essex in 2011, when he claimed 22 wickets during the Friends Life t20. Overall, the right-arm fast bowler has taken 139 T20 wickets with an economy of 8.26.

"Tim is one of the leading fast bowlers in the world. He has plenty of experience in T20 cricket and looks to bowl in the periods where we feel we could be better,” Middlesex managing director Angus Fraser said.

Southee has played 57 Tests, 116 ODIs and 39 Twenty20 internationals.

Zimbabwe to tour Netherlands in June 2017

Zimbabwe to tour Netherlands to play three ODI matches, that are scheduled to be played on June 20, 22 and 24. 

"We are pleased to confirm Zimbabwe will be touring the Netherlands as part of a potentially exciting and competitive five-game programme that will also see us visiting Scotland for two of the matches," ZC managing director Wilfred Mukondiwa said. 

"While the tour will give our boys the much-needed game time and a feel of unfamiliar conditions, it will also go a long way in preparing our team for the tougher series away to Sri Lanka."

Both nations have played each other on two occasions in ODIs or T20Is.

Zimbabwe are currently sit 11th in the ODI rankings table, one place ahead of Ireland.
13 April, 2017

Twitter Reacts as IPL 2017 Kicks Off

The tenth season of the mega rich T20 format tournament “Indian Premier League” kicks off with the opening ceremony in Hyderabad.

Over the decade, the fans around the world have witnessed some really stunning and star-studded opening ceremonies but this year’s something was missing..!

The stage was occupied by various celebs along with Bollywood actress Amy Jackson who danced to few songs before the ceremony was winded up.

Here is how Twitter reacts to the opening ceremony of IPL 2017:

06 April, 2017
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