Kyle Mills

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Kyle Mills
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Personal information
Full name Kyle David Mills
Born (1979-03-15) 15 March 1979 (age 39)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Batting Right-hand bat
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
1998–2015 Auckland
2001 Lincolnshire
2013 Middlesex
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I List A
Matches 19 170 42 248
Runs scored 289 1,047 137 2,124
Batting average 11.56 15.62 11.41 19.13
100s/50s 0/1 0/2 0/0 0/5
Top score 57 54 33* 57*
Balls bowled 2,902 8,230 897 12,069
Wickets 44 240 43 349
Bowling average 33.02 27.02 28.55 26.30
5 wickets in innings 0 1 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/16 5/25 3/26 5/25
Catches/stumpings 4/– 42/– 8/– 62/–
Source: CricketArchive, ESPNcricinfo, 31 January 2014

Kyle David Mills (born 15 March 1979) is a former New Zealand cricketer and a former limited over captain. He is a right-arm pace bowler who can also score quick runs in the later stages in death overs. In October 2009, Mills reached his peak position of first on the Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Bowling Rankings as well.[1]

Mills announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on 1 April 2015.[2][3]

Domestic career

After being released from his contract with Kings XI Punjab he was bought by the Mumbai Indians for $150,000 at the second IPL auction on 6 February.

Mills was not retained by Mumbai Indians for the fourth edition of IPL, and remained unsold in the auction as well.

He was signed by Middlesex as a second Overseas registration for the 2013 T20 Cup on 25 June 2013.

Early life and education

Born in Auckland in 1979,[4] Mills is of Ngāi Tahu descent.[5] He was educated at Murvale (now Macleans) Primary School, Bucklands Beach Intermediate and Macleans College.

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, Mills 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 for 25 in the series opener. This would mark his only successful series as a Test Match bowler.

Despite New Zealand losing the series 2–1, Mills was named Man of the Series, a fitting accolade for three effective displays of opening bowling.

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 and he helped them reach the final of the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy, which they lost to Australia in South Africa.[6]

In New Zealand's next ODI series after this, Mills helped his side beat Pakistan 2–1 in Abu Dhabi but was fined 20 percent of his match fee having been found guilty of excessive appealing and using obscene language.[7] He missed the subsequent Twenty20 International series due to injury and was set to undergo surgery on a torn rotator cuff and a persistent knee injury which was to rule him out until April 2010 at the earliest.

International record

ODI 5 Wicket hauls

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/25 66  South Africa Kingsmead Cricket Ground Durban South Africa 2007

International awards

One Day International Cricket

Man of the Match Awards

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Sri Lanka Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 17 April 2001 10-2-30-3, 1 ct.; DNB  New Zealand won by 79 runs.[8]

See also


  1. ^ "Mills claims number-one bowling spot". ICC. 6 October 2009. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2009.
  2. ^ "New Zealand's Kyle Mills retires from all forms of cricket". New Zealand Herald. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Kyle Mills retires from all cricket". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN (Sports Media). 1 April 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Kyle Mills". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  5. ^ Harriman, Rewa (28 March 2015). "Strong Ngāi Tahu connection in Black Caps team". Māori Television News. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  6. ^ Australia v New Zealand, 2009 Champions Trophy Scorecard Archived 9 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine., Cricket World, Retrieved 11 November 2009
  7. ^ "Kyle Mills Fined For Double Breach Of Code Of Conduct". 10 November 2009.
  8. ^ "2000-2001 ARY Gold Cup - 6th Match - New Zealand v Sri Lanka - Sharjah". HowStat. 18 February 2007. Retrieved 13 March 2015.

External links

  • Kyle Mills at ESPNcricinfo
  • Kyle Mills at CricketArchive (subscription required)
  • Kyle Mills at New Zealand Cricket Players Association
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