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Kyle Mills

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast medium
Played for:
New Zealand, Auckland, Lincolnshire, North Island, New Zealand A, Middlesex, New Zealand Under-19, Uthura Rudras
Roles played:
Ex Skipper-ODI,T20 | Bowler
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
13
Batting:
0
Bowling:
45
Home country:
New Zealand
Born:
March 15, 1979, Auckland

Profile

Time and again, injuries have been the single largest stumbling block in the career of Kiwi speedster Kyle Mills. But it is laudable that his performances have not been affected by his niggles and he has emerged as one of the most established bowlers in the Kiwi side.

After debuting for Auckland in 1998, Mills switched loyalties to Lincolnshire in 2001 and in the same year made his ODI debut against Pakistan. Over the next two years, he made fleeting appearances in ODIs including the 2003 World Cup, where he played a solitary game. Mills got his first break in Test cricket in 2004 but his debut proved to be a totally forgettable outing with a side strain ruling him out of the remaining tour. His ODI career was however going great guns with the 2005-06 season yielding 19 wickets which included a memorable 4-44 against South Africa at Cape Town.

An injury prior to the 2007 World Cup ruled him out of the event but his agony refused to cede even after a long rehabilitation as a stomach bug ruled him out of a Test against South Africa in 2007. But Mills buried his injury demons against the Africans in the following ODI series scalping 8 wickets which included his first five-wicket haul. Mills played in the inaugural season for the Punjab franchise in the Indian T20 league and an inspiring performance in the Chappel-Hadlee series in early 2009 saw him reach the top of the ODI rankings. He also played a major role in New Zealand's 2009 World Twenty20 campaign and starred in the following ICC Champions Trophy where the Black Caps reached the tournament's final.

In November 2009, he needed a surgery on his shoulder as well as his knee and that forced him out of action. Another spate of injuries followed in 2010 and 2011 forcing him out of action for most part of these years. In 2013, Mills was appointed as ODI captain for the Lankan limited-overs tour, after the Kiwis suffered a whitewash at the hands of Bangladesh.


Fast Facts

  • At the end of the ICC Champions Trophy in 2009, Kyle Mills was the number one bowler in ODIs in the world.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 19 30 289 5 11.56 38.58 0 1 57
ODI 165 98 1016 34 15.87 80.69 0 2 54
T20 41 18 131 6 10.91 109.16 0 0 33*
CLT20 3 2 8 1 8 66.66 0 0 7*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 19 31 2902 1453 44 4/16 / 33.02 3.00 2 0 0 45
ODI 165 164 7977 6284 235 5/25 / 26.74 4.72 8 1 0 209
T20 41 41 874 1202 40 3/33 / 30.05 8.25 0 0 0 21
CLT20 3 3 72 79 2 1/23 / 39.5 6.58 0 0 0 1
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 4 0 0
ODI 40 0 2
T20 8 0 1
CLT20 0 0 1
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
ODI 4 1 2 0 1 25
T20 2 1 1 0 0 50

Career

Span:
Test:
2004-2009
 
ODI:
2001-2014
 
T20:
2005-2014
 
CLT20:
2012-2012
Test
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
ODI
Debut:
New Zealand Vs Pakistan at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah - Apr 15, 2001
Last played:
New Zealand Vs India at Westpac Stadium, Wellington - Jan 31, 2014
T20
Debut:
New Zealand Vs Australia at Eden Park, Auckland - Feb 17, 2005
Last played:
New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong - Mar 31, 2014
CLT20
Debut:
Auckland Vs Kolkata at Newlands, Cape Town - Oct 15, 2012
Last played:
Auckland Vs Perth Scorchers at SuperSport Park, Centurion - Oct 23, 2012
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