Tymal Mills, England pacer, said that missing out on the crucial matches of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup because of a right thigh strain was very frustrating.
The 29-year-old pacer didn’t play in England’s last two matches of the tournament. England lost their semi-finals to New Zealand in Abu Dhabi.
Tymal Mills Was A Surprise Inclusion In 2021 T20I World Cup England Squad
Tymal Mills was among the 15-strong squad England announced for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. Tymal Mills last played a T20I in 2018, as part of a World XI that took on West Indies at Lord’s, and his latest appearance for England goes further back to February 2017 in a T20I against India in Bengaluru. His pace helped the England team offset the loss of Jofra Archer, who was sidelined for the rest of the year with an elbow injury.
However, the 29-year-old suffered an injury during the match against Sri Lanka at Sharjah Cricket Stadium and was ruled out, and Reece Topley was announced as his replacement. Tymal Mills did well in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, as he was able to bag 7 wickets in 4 games at an average of 15.42 and an economy of 8.00.
Tymal Mills Feels Good To Return In Abu Dhabi T10 League But Was Disappointed After Picking Up An Injury In 2021 T20I WC And Missing Crucial Games
The left-arm quick is now making a return and starred in two wins for Deccan Gladiators in the Abu Dhabi T10 played at Zayed Cricket Stadium.
“It’s feeling good,” Mills said after the Gladiators defeated Northern Warriors by six wickets on Tuesday.
“Obviously very disappointed to pick up an injury during the World Cup. It wasn’t a bad injury. So, I knew it would be a couple of weeks. But, yes, it was very frustrating to miss the end of the World Cup. I am looking forward to getting back here for the T10. I am still easing my way into it. Getting my confidence back. It’s nice to contribute to the win.”
After missing out on the first two matches of the Abu Dhabi T10, Tymal Mills took two wickets against Delhi Bulls and one against the Warriors.
“I stayed with the England team in the UAE. So, I didn’t go back to England. I stayed to support and do my rehab with the England physio. They knew I had this tournament coming up if I was fit. They helped me prepare for that. When I arrived (for the T10) I told the coaching staff that I probably need just a few more days and that’s why I missed the first couple of games. It is quite a long tournament. So, I am sure that I will continue to manage myself through that. I am being diligent and sensible.”
In the second match of the day, Bangla Tigers thrashed Chennai Braves by nine wickets. The Gladiators are second on the points table with six points from four matches, behind leaders Team Abu Dhabi. The Tigers are fourth with four points from four matches, behind Delhi Bulls.
Northern Warriors: 70/6 (10 overs), Samit Patel (21), Abhimanyu Mithun (11 not out), Wanindu Hasaranga (2 for 5). Deccan Gladiators: 76/4 (7.1 overs), David Wiese (27 not out), Tom Moores (21 not out), Josh Little (1 for 5).
Chennai Braves: 90/6 (10 overs), Angelo Perera (26), Samiullah Shinwari (20), Benny Howell (2 for 22). Bangla Tigers: 91/1 (4.2 overs), Johnson Charles (36), Hazratullah Zazai (34 not out).