Adam Milne has signed to appear in the Hundred as an overseas player at Birmingham Phoenix.

Milne, the New Zealand fast bowler, is currently playing for Kent in the T20 Blast. He replaces Shaheen Shah Afridi at Birmingham. Afridi is unavailable due to international duty.

With experience in international and franchise cricket - he's played in the IPL and BBL - Milne is a high-quality player. But like other replacements drafted into the tournament in recent days - the likes of Finn Allen, Lungi Ngidi, Josh Inglis and Lockie Ferguson - he is not quite as big a draw card as those who have withdrawn. They include Kagiso Rabada, Kane Williamson, David Warner and Glenn Maxwell.

The Hundred's wildcard draft takes place later on Friday, with each of the men's teams picking one unsigned domestic player on the back of their performances in the Blast so far this season.

George Dobell is a senior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo