Kyle Mills Profile


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Full name Kyle Mills

Born March 15, 1979, Auckland

Current age 31 years 312 days

Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, Kings XI Punjab, Lincolnshire, Mumbai Indians

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

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Kyle Mills Profile

Injuries at an inopportune time affected Kyle Mills’s prospects of making a more significant start to his international career. While he was recovering, Shane Bond, Ian Butler and Jacob Oram seized their opportunities, making it harder for Mills to force his way back. In and out of the team after the 2003 World Cup in which he made only one fleeting, wicketless appearance – he marked another comeback, against Pakistan in 2003-04, by picking up a reprimand for excessive appealing. However, he did enough to earn a call-up for the tour of England in 2004, and made his Test debut in the third match at Trent Bridge. But he picked up a side strain during the game, and was forced to fly home and miss the NatWest Series. That was a shame, as one-day cricket is really his forte: he played throughout the 2005-06 season, chipping in with wickets in almost every game, even if his once-promising batting had diminished to the point that he managed double figures only once in 16 matches. A feisty temper remains, though: Stephen Fleming had to pull him away from Graeme Smith during a bad-tempered one-day series towards the end of 2005. Mills returned to South Africa for the Tests early in 2006, and picked up eight wickets in the two matches he played, almost doubling his career tally. He played in the 2006 Champions Trophy, but his injury jinx struck again and he was ruled out of the 2007 World Cup with a serious knee problem.

Fast Facts

* Kyle Mills is the 4th most successful Kiwi bowler in ODIs.
* He is one of only three New Zealand bowlers to have taken 4 or more wickets in an ODI 8 times.
* His 5-25 is currently the seventh best bowling figures for a New Zealander in ODIs.
* Mills is only one of three Kiwi bowlers to have an average of less than 27 after bowling in more than 100 ODI innings.
* At the end of the ICC Champions Trophy in 2009, Mills was the number one bowler in ODIs in the world.
* Mills was adjudged ‘Man of the Series’ in the 2007 away ODI series against South Africa even though New Zealand ended up on the losing side.
* He is nearing 450 wickets in first class and List A cricket combined together.
* As of 2010, for a Black Caps’ player who has taken more than 150 wickets in ODIs, he has the best strike rate.
* From New Zealand he was the fastest to reach the 150-wicket milestone in ODIs at the end of just 103 games.
* Kyle Mills has also taken a match haul of 10 wickets once in domestic cricket.

Kyle Mills Batting, Fielding and Bowling
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The above stats are as per date of this post.

Kyle Mills Career

Test:
2004-2009

ODI:
2001-2010

T20:
2005-2010

Kyle Mills Test Matches

Debut:
New Zealand Vs England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham – Jun 10, 2004
Last played:
New Zealand Vs India at Seddon Park, Hamilton – Mar 18, 2009

Kyle Mills ODI Matches

Debut:
New Zealand Vs Pakistan at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah – Apr 15, 2001
Last played:
New Zealand Vs India at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk), Chennai (Madras) – Dec 10, 2010

Kyle Mills T20 Matches

Debut:
New Zealand Vs Australia at Eden Park, Auckland – Feb 17, 2005
Last played:
New Zealand Vs Pakistan at AMI Stadium, Christchurch – Dec 30, 2010

Kyle Mills CLT20 Matches

Debut:
Otago Volts Vs Cape Cobras at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad – Oct 10, 2009
Last played:
Otago Volts Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore – Karnataka – Oct 12, 2009

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