Tymal Mills, England pacer recently shared his experiences while playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Tymal Mills pointed out it was tougher for him to get a place in a PSL playing XI because he was an overseas fast bowler. He noted that there were many local pacers available to franchisees in the PSL.
Tymal Mills: Nobody Can Deny IPL Is The Biggest League In The World While Crowds Were Brilliant In Pakistan
The English player felt the passion and the energy of fans of both leagues were the same, but he concluded that the IPL was the number-one T20 league in the world.
Speaking to Times Now on Thursday, Tymal Mills was asked to explain the differences between IPL and PSL.
“The IPL is the biggest league in the world. Nobody can ever deny it. I have seen that and experienced it on and off the field,” said Mills. “The PSL, I have played for 4 years. Last year, I played a whole edition which was held in Pakistan, the crowds were brilliant.”
“The stadiums are the same sizes as India, they are largely sold out and there is a real passion. On the field, the PSL is tough as an overseas fast bowler because there are so many quick bowlers in Pakistan, the balance of teams is different,” he added.
Tymal Mills Labels IPL As The Highest Standard
Tymal Mills also stated that the IPL was not the number-one T20 league in the world because of the money the franchises spend but due to the talents involved in the tournament.
Labeling the IPL as the ‘highest standard’, Mills continued: “The IPL is the highest standard. All countries are available. The money is obviously there. The environment breeds success. Only the best survive. If you don’t perform, you get moved on and someone else comes in. That’s the environment of the IPL and that’s why it is the number-one T20 league in the world.”
Tymal Mills has played for the Karachi Kings, the Peshawar Zalmi, and the Quetta Gladiators in the PSL. Pacer Tymal Mills also played 5 T20Is for England and picked 3 scalps.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were dealt a huge blow ahead of the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 after their premier pace Mitchell Starc pulled out of the tournament. Going into auction, RCB camp was determined to sign one quality overseas pacer. Daniel Vettori and his men, who didn’t look much interested in other players, were in a different mode after Tymal Mills, England’s T20 specialist was up for grabs.