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Rance replace injured Milne in New Zealand ODI and T20I squads

Adam Milne will miss the series against West Indies due to injury
Adam Milne will miss the series against West Indies due to injury

Wellington fast bowler Seth Rance has been confirmed as the replacement for injured Adam Milne in the New Zealand squad for the One-Day International and Twenty20 International series against West Indies.

The decision follows after Milne suffered a discomfort in his left foot and has been ruled out of the remainder of the limited overs series against the Caribbean team.

Rance has played two ODIs for the Black Caps - both coming in May this year - and has picked a solitary wicket.

Chief selector Gavin Larsen confirmed the news on Milne and welcomed Rance's return to international cricket following successful performances in the domestic circuit.

"Seth comes into the squad off the back of consistently strong domestic performances," Larsen said.

"We were already looking at Seth for the upcoming Twenty20 series, so this just brings him into the squad slightly earlier than anticipated.

"Adam has a great work ethic and puts a lot into his fitness, so I certainly feel for him with this injury. It's a long summer and there's a lot of cricket left for Adam to play, so we'll work with him to get him back to full fitness."

New Zealand have already rested skipper Kane Williamson and fast bowler Tim Southee for the remaining two ODIs to be played in Christchurch on 23rd and 26th December.

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