English pace bowler Tymal Mills, who had hit the headlines after bagging a 12cr contract with Royal Challengers Bangalore, has signed for Big Bash League side Hobart Hurricanes.
The 25-year old is considered as one of the best T20 bowlers in the world courtesy of unbelievable tricks up his sleeve. The English international had previously featured for Brisbane Heat in BBL last season but will now play for Hurricanes for the next two years. He is also the first overseas signing for the club as the season will begin in mid-December.
“I was really pleased when my agent gave me the call and said the Hurricanes were interested in me coming over. I want to make it a long-lasting relationship, so I’m really pleased to sign on for a couple of seasons,” the 25-year-old said.
“The Big Bash is a great tournament; I’ve been watching it at home for the last few years now and I know it’s a competition which British cricketers and fans really enjoy watching.”
Mills also had a chronic back condition that has forced him to give up other formats of the game at the age of 21. However, he had worked hard enough to ensure that he became one of the premier bowlers in T20 cricket.
He arguably has the best slower ball in the format and on top of that he can back it up with a 150kmph delivery which makes him one of the most talented bowlers. His slower ball is tough to pick, and he had already impressed with Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier this year in Indian Premier League.
Hobart Hurricanes are waiting for No Objection Certificate from ECB for the participation of Mills in BBL this summer. They are also looking to sign another English allrounder Tom Curran, according to ABC, but the signing is yet to be finalised.
Hobart Hurricanes BBL squad so far: George Bailey (c), Tim Paine, Dan Christian, Hamish Kingston, Cameron Boyce, Clive Rose, Ben McDermott, Jake Reed, Beau Webster, James Bazley, Simon Milenko, Tymal Mills