Former New Zealand limited-overs skipper Kyle Mills will ply his trade as Kolkata Knight Riders’ fast bowling coach for the first time this year. And, the 41-year-old is looking forward to the new challenge.

Ever since reaching the United Arab Emirates – where the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held from September 19 – Mills has ensured that he spends maximum time with the young Knight Riders fast bowlers.

In a chat with Sportstar from Abu Dhabi – where the Knights are stationed – Mills talks about the season and throws light on his equation with the team’s head coach Brendon McCullum.


Q. Most players have not played any form of cricket for nearly six months. Being the bowling coach of KKR, how do you see this? What are the ways of ensuring that the bowlers are back in rhythm before the tournament starts?

A. It is a good challenge for an Indian cricketer because normally…

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