Tymal Mills, an England seam bowler, believes his hard work has finally paid off with his selection in the T20 World Cup squad.


Tymal Mills, a left-arm seamer from England, was a surprise inclusion in the squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Although captain Eoin Morgan hinted at Tymal Mills’ return to international duty earlier this year, his inclusion was still in doubt. As a result, the 29-year-old believes that all of his struggles and hard work have finally paid off. Mills made his T20I debut in 2016 and has since appeared in five matches, taking only three wickets. Mills hasn’t played for England since February 2017, but he had a strong showing in the T20 Blast. Tymal Mills told Talk Sport that he always saw himself as a worthy cricketer, but that fitness and form kept holding him back. At The Hundred and Blast, the Yorkshire pacer saw opportunities and took advantage of them. Millis expressed his delight at seeing himself hit the straps this summer, saying

“I always thought I was good enough to play for England, but it’s just been a case of staying fit for long enough and proving it and being able to back up performances over the course of weeks and months playing in tournaments.

I identified at the start of the year that there was a lot of opportunity there with the Blast and then The Hundred leading into a World Cup. If I could go well in those two competitions, I’d like to think I’d throw my hat in the ring and luckily I did that,”

The call from head coach Chris Silverwood, he said, made all the hardships worthwhile. Mills, a member of the Southern Brave in The Hundred, took eight wickets in ten games at the age of 26. At the T20 Blast, he has improved his performance even more, taking 14 wickets in eight matches at 14. So far, each player has scored 78 points. Tymal Mills

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As a result, the 29-year-old was pleased to see his performances in The Hundred and Blast pay off.

“I always back myself to do well, if I’m confident in my body then I’m confident I’ll have a good game in T20 cricket but staying fit has been the problem for me. Not just playing four or five games and getting injured, it’s being able to get through a whole group stage, a whole competition,”

“I was really happy in The Hundred, I think I bowled the most balls in the competition which you probably would have got long odds on, I played every game, I bowled my full allocation in every game. I’ve put in a lot of hard work and it was nice to see the rewards for that,”

In this edition of the World Cup, England will look to win their second T20 title. The Three Lions will begin their campaign in Dubai on October 23rd against the West Indies. The pacers in England’s squad are Mills, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, David Willey, Chris Jordan, and Sam Curran.

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