Kyle Mills      

Full name Kyle David Mills

Born March 15, 1979, Auckland

Current age 35 years 193 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

Kyle David Mills
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 19 30 5 289 57 11.56 749 38.58 0 1 37 3 4 0
ODIs 165 98 34 1016 54 15.87 1259 80.69 0 2 74 37 40 0
T20Is 41 18 6 131 33* 10.91 120 109.16 0 0 10 5 8 0
First-class 76 108 25 2166 117* 26.09 1 14 27 0
List A 250 164 52 2135 57* 19.06 0 5 62 0
Twenty20 91 41 14 291 33* 10.77 289 100.69 0 0 18 8 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 19 31 2902 1453 44 4/16 6/77 33.02 3.00 65.9 2 0 0
ODIs 165 164 7977 6284 235 5/25 5/25 26.74 4.72 33.9 8 1 0
T20Is 41 41 874 1202 40 3/33 3/33 30.05 8.25 21.8 0 0 0
First-class 76 12350 6083 204 5/33 29.81 2.95 60.5 5 2
List A 250 12165 9251 350 5/25 5/25 26.43 4.56 34.7 11 1 0
Twenty20 91 90 1969 2670 97 3/4 3/4 27.52 8.13 20.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Nottingham, Jun 10-13, 2004 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v India at Hamilton, Mar 18-21, 2009 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Pakistan at Sharjah, Apr 15, 2001 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v India at Wellington, Jan 31, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 17, 2005 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Chittagong, Mar 31, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1998/99
Last First-class Auckland v Northern Districts at Auckland, Dec 20-23, 2013 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A Central Districts v Auckland at Nelson, Mar 5, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 17, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Chittagong, Mar 31, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/30, 4 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Chittagong 31 Mar 2014 T20I # 395
1/20 New Zealand v Netherlands Chittagong 29 Mar 2014 T20I # 390
1/29 New Zealand v South Africa Chittagong 24 Mar 2014 T20I # 383
1/36 New Zealand v England Chittagong 22 Mar 2014 T20I # 380
2/21, 1* New Zealand v Australia Fatullah 19 Mar 2014 Other T20
- New Zealand v Pakistan Dhaka 17 Mar 2014 Other T20
11, 1/36 Auckland v Central D Nelson 5 Mar 2014 LA
0/35 Auckland v Northern D Auckland 2 Mar 2014 LA
2/35 New Zealand v India Wellington 31 Jan 2014 ODI # 3467
1/42 New Zealand v India Hamilton 28 Jan 2014 ODI # 3465
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 remained, 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. He returned to fashion a crushing 189-run Test victory over England in Hamilton in March 2008, but was later ruled out of the remainder of the series as his knee played up once again. He recovered in time to join Kings XI Punjab at the inaugural IPL, in early 2009, and led New Zealand's attack against Australia in the Chappell-Hadlee Series, in which he picked up nine wickets at 20.33, subsequently making his way to the No. 1 spot on the ICC ODI bowlers' rankings.

In November 2009, once again he was forced out of cricket, requiring shoulder and knee surgery. He made another comeback in mid 2010, only to fall prey to another injury half-way through the 2011 World Cup in the subcontinent - Mills was ruled out of knock-out stages of the tournament with a quadricep strain. Parallel to his injuries, his discipline issues persisted, and he picked up a couple of fines for breaching of the ICC code of conduct between 2009 and 2011.
ESPNcricinfo staff September 2011

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Mar 31, 2014

Jimmy Neesham, Kyle Mills and Luke Ronchi celebrate a wicket, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong, March 31, 2014

Jimmy Neesham, Kyle Mills and Luke Ronchi celebrate a wicket

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Mar 24, 2014

Kyle Mills struck early for New Zealand, New Zealand v South Africa, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong, March 24, 2014

Kyle Mills struck early for New Zealand

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Mar 24, 2014

Kyle Mills celebrates Quinton de Kock's wicket, New Zealand v South Africa, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong, March 24, 2014

Kyle Mills celebrates Quinton de Kock's wicket

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Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd T20I: WI Women v NZ Women at Kingstown
Sep 25, 2014 (14:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
13th Match, Group B: Kings XI v Northern D at Mohali
Sep 26, 2014 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
3rd T20I: WI Women v NZ Women at Kingstown
Sep 27, 2014 (14:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
20th Match, Group B: Tridents v Northern D at Bangalore
Sep 30, 2014 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
1st ODI: New Zealand v South Africa at Mount Maunganui
Oct 21, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 18:00 EDT | 17:00 CDT | 15:00 PDT)
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