Louise Milliken needs surgery after injuring her knee © Getty Images

Louise Milliken, the New Zealand women's fast bowler, has been ruled out of the five-match Rose Bowl Series against Australia and the tour to England after injuring her knee. Sarah Burke will replace her for the Australian leg of the tour, while Ros Kember will take her place on the tour to England.

A scan done in Hamilton revealed that Milliken will require surgery after rupturing her anterior cruciate ligament.

New Zealand narrowly lost the Twenty20 game against Australia by just one run on Thursday. The one-day series starts today, while the tour of England begins early next month.