Former Blackcaps quick Adam Milne impresses on Big Bash League debut for Sydney Thunder

Former Blackcaps speedster Adam Milne has made a successful return to cricket afte nearly two years spent in the medical ward.

Milne took 0/17 from his four overs, as his Sydney Thunder completed a seven-wicket win over the Perth Scorchers, in their Big Bash League clash in Canberra.

The Scorchers batsman struggled against the skiddy pace of Milne, who didn't concede a boundary off his bowling.

Former international team-mate Colin Munro scored 25, opening the batting for Perth to continue his run of starts, without pushing on to a big score.

Both Milne and Munro have opted out of the New Zealand Super Smash domestic tournament to play in the Big Bash League, in a bid to push their credentials for the next year's World Cup.

Milne was also lured by the opportunity to be mentored by former national bowling coach Shane Bond - who is the head coach at the Thunder.