New Zealand quick Adam Milne has been ruled out for the remainder of the Cricket World Cup after suffering a heel injury.
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The 22-year-old was expected to be named in the Black Caps side to face South Africa in the first semi-final at Eden Park on Tuesday after being a prominent member of the Kiwi pace attack throughout the tournament.
“Milne felt discomfort following the quarter-final against the West Indies and subsequently underwent an MRI scan on Sunday,” a New Zealand Cricket statement read.
“The results showed significant swelling around the region and he will not be fit to play any further part in the tournament.
“A timeline for his return is not yet known.”
Canterbury fast bowler Matt Henry has been named as Milne’s replacement.