Kyle Mills

Kyle Mills
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Personal information
Full name Kyle David Mills
Born (1979-03-15) 15 March 1979 (age 40)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm fast-medium
Role All-Rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 227) 10 June 2004 v England
Last Test 18 March 2009 v India
ODI debut (cap 123) 15 April 2001 v Pakistan
Last ODI 31 January 2015 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no. 37
T20I debut (cap 7) 17 February 2005 v Australia
Last T20I 5 December 2014 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
Years Team
1998/99–2014/15 Auckland
2001 Lincolnshire
2012 Uthura Rudras
2013 Middlesex
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 19 170 76 248
Runs scored 289 1,047 2,166 2,124
Batting average 11.56 15.62 26.09 19.13
100s/50s 0/1 0/2 1/14 0/5
Top score 57 54 117* 57*
Balls bowled 2,902 8,230 12,350 12,069
Wickets 44 240 204 349
Bowling average 33.02 27.02 29.81 26.30
5 wickets in innings 0 1 5 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 2 0
Best bowling 4/16 5/25 5/33 5/25
Catches/stumpings 4/– 42/– 27/– 62/–
Source: CricInfo, 31 January 2014

Kyle David Mills (born 15 March 1979) is a former New Zealand international cricketer who captained the New Zealand cricket team in limited overs matches. Mills played top-class cricket between 1998 and 2015 as an all-rounder.

Early life and education

Born in Auckland in 1979,[1] Mills is of Ngāi Tahu descent.[2] He was educated at Murvale (now Macleans) Primary School, Bucklands Beach Intermediate and Macleans College.

Domestic career

Mills played domestically for Auckland. He played in the Sri Lanka Premier League for Uthura Rudras in 2012 and in English county cricket for Middlesex in 2013.

Mills announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on 1 April 2015.[3][4]

International career

Having been injured in Australia in February 2007, Mills was forced to withdraw from the 2007 World Cup. After an operation on a patella tendon and a winter of rehabilitation, he worked his way back to fitness to take part in New Zealand's tour of South Africa in November/December 2007.

Called into the Test side, Mills was forced to withdraw from the second and final Test due to a stomach bug. Coming fresh into the three match one day series, Mills was the pick of the New Zealand bowlers in all three matches, taking career best figures of 5/25 in the series opener. Despite New Zealand losing the series 2–1, Mills was named Man of the Series.

Due in part of the absence of Shane Bond, who signed to play in the Indian Cricket League, and Mills' continued good form, he maintained his place in the ODI side, playing during New Zealand's 2009 ICC World Twenty20 campaign, reaching the final of the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy, which they lost to Australia in South Africa.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Kyle Mills". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  2. ^ Harriman, Rewa (28 March 2015). "Strong Ngāi Tahu connection in Black Caps team". Māori Television News. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  3. ^ "New Zealand's Kyle Mills retires from all forms of cricket". New Zealand Herald. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Kyle Mills retires from all cricket". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN (Sports Media). 1 April 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  5. ^ Australia v New Zealand, 2009 Champions Trophy Scorecard Archived 9 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine, Cricket World, Retrieved 11 November 2009

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