21 Jan 2014

Adam Milne out for 6 weeks

11:09 am on 21 January 2014

The New Zealand pace bowler Adam Milne will be on the sidelines for six after scans confirmed a torn abdominal muscle.

Milne suffered the injury during New Zealand's win over India in the first one-dayer in Napier on Sunday.

Black Caps physiotherapist Paul Close says Milne will need a rehabilitation period of around six weeks and that he'll see a specialist in Auckland today for further assessment.

The T20 World Cup starts in Bangladesh in just over 7 weeks.

Canterbury's Hamish Bennett has joined the Black Caps squad for the remainder of the one-day series against India... he played his last international ODI almost 3 years ago.

Bennett will join the Black Caps at training in Hamilton this afternoon.

The second match against India is in Hamilton tomorrow.