Veteran Kiwi bowler Mills confident of bullying `vulnerable` Oz into submission in CT clash
Sydney: Veteran New Zealand bowler Kyle Mills has said that his side can bully a vulnerable Australia into submission at their upcoming ICC Champions Trophy match at Edgbaston.
The in-form Black Caps are sensing a chance to reverse their historic role as cricket underdogs and have pledged to tighten the screws even more on Australia`s floundering batsmen ahead of the Ashes.
Victory for New Zealand would see them into the Champions Trophy semi-finals and defending title-holders Australia most likely crashing out of the tournament.
Stating that the target will be firmly on Australia`s top order, who he believes will be looking over their shoulders in fear, Mills said that it will be a positive for the Kiwis if they manage to take advantage of the pressurized Australian top order, who would be feeling the heat to not only win the game but also hold their spot in the team.
Describing Australian opener David Warner as a `rocks or diamonds` player, Mills said that middle-order batsman Adam Voges would be targeted by firing Kiwi quicks Tim Southee and Mitchell McGlenaghan as well as himself, although he added that former Oz deputy Shane Watson may be the `wall` between victory and defeat for New Zealand.
New Zealand is working hard on injury-plagued veteran Daniel Vettori to battle on with an Achilles problem, and take advantage of Australia`s poor record against spin.
According to Mills, Australia is lacking in quality spinners, for which they are backing Vettori to get fit, adding that he is crucial for them in their line-up.
Mills, who overtook Muttiah Muralitharan as the leading-wicket taker in the history of the Champions Trophy in New Zealand`s victory over Sri Lanka on Sunday, said that beating Australia would be his side`s most satisfying result.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: Harmful chemicals found in Maggi, Nestle India still in denial mode
- CM Kejriwal shortlists 39 'unwanted' IAS officers in Delhi
- Rajasthan: Gujjars revive reservation agitation, block rail track
- DNA: Modi-led NDA govt's hits and misses in one year
- J Jayalalithaa sworn-in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
- Zee Media Exclusive interview with Congress leader Kamal Nath
- ISIS to buy first nuclear weapon from Pak?
- Mumbai: CCTV captures assailant with gun at Film City
- Dr Subhash Chandra Show: Aspiring for more than what you have!
- BJP now central pole of Indian politics: Arun Jaitley
- Maharashtra FDA sends Maggi noodles for lab testing
- Mathura SSP receives death threat letter, message for PM Modi
- See what can Maggi do to your health!
- Watch: Fast N Facts @ 7:30pm
- Delhi: Two killed in road accident in New Ashok Nagar
- IPL 2015, Qualifier 2: CSK vs RCB - As it happened...
- India to soon have its own space shuttle!
- PM Narendra Modi graces Digvijay Singh's son wedding reception
- Goa Board SSC Exam Results 2015 announced
- Rahul Gandhi to pressurise govt to act on one-rank-one-pension issue
- ISIS close to buying nuclear weapon from Pakistan?
- CBSE 12th Results 2015: CBSE Board Cbse.nic.in & cbseresults.nic class 12th XII board exam Results 2015 date announced
- Manohar Parrikar visits forward areas along LoC, reviews security situation
- There will be no delay in appointing CIC, CVC: Jitendra Singh
- Credibility of Prime Minister's Office restored by BJP, says Arun Jaitley
- ISIS justifies raping slave girls, says Michelle Obama is 'worth $40'
- CBSE Board 10th Results 2015: Cbse.nic.in & Cbseresults.nic class 10th X board exam results 2015 date announced
- Arvind Kejriwal to highlight AAP govt's 100 days work on Monday
- 'Unhappy' Celina Jaitley asks Sunny Leone to move out?
- BJP's plan for one-year celebration: 200 big rallies, 5,000 public meetings