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Tymal Mills admits that he was a bit rusty coming into the first game

Talking about his mysterious slower ball, Mills revealed that many can bowl that back of the hand slower delivery.

Tymal Mills
Tymal Mills. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Tymal Mills could not perform at his best during their first match of the season which ended in a defeat. The INR 12 crore man was not even close to his best and that was eating him up and was itching to get back on the field to prove himself.

The English bowler showed signs of a good bowler in series against India and that caught the eye of the IPL scouts and the journey began from there. While getting cozy with the IPL website Mills said, “The T20 series against India could not have come at a better time for myself and other England boys who are playing. I was happy how I performed in those three games. I look forward to repaying RCB (with my performance).”

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Talking about his mysterious slower ball, Mills revealed that many can bowl that back of the hand slower delivery but with Mills it is that he bowls it with the same arm speed. The mobile and flexible joints help him do that.

Mills said, “A lot of guys can bowl the slower ball from the back of the hand. Luckily for me I can keep my arm speed the same. I’ve got mobile flexible joints in my shoulder so the action is not so uncomfortable for me for my arm to facing the other way but still being able to turn it over just as fast. I got to be smart to use it and then use pace on some balls and mix it up with some off-cutters and yorkers also.”

Mills spoke about his first game in a RCB shirt when he accepted that he was a bit rusty. The England bowler was average in the field as well which cost RCB some runs that day against the defending champions.

“I was a bit of rusty coming into the first game and could not bowl as good as I would have liked. But, still happy the way I came out today (Saturday). I look to come in and bowl fast in powerplay and be clever at the death and restrict the runs in the end,” Mills exclaimed.

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