New Zealand a more confident ODI side – Mills

Fast bowler Kyle Mills believes New Zealand are ready to move on from their crushing defeats in the Test series against South Africa, and test their skills in the shorter format of the ODIs, in which they hope to do better being a ‘quality white-ball unit’.

“I think we do have a common respect around the world of cricket that we are a quality white-ball unit. So hopefully, we can produce those sorts of performances that have given us that respect, and produce them to good effect in the coming three games,” Mills said before the first ODI in Paarl.

“In the one-day format, we’ve generally been pretty good. [We've reached] semi-finals of major tournaments all around the world. We’re under no illusions, it’s going to be a tough task. South Africa are No.1 in the world, they’re a quality unit. We’ve to play exceptionally well in all facets of the game, and if we produce those sort of performances, probably we can get a result.” Read more