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English pacer Tymal Mills is keen on being a part of IPL

Tymal Mills
England’s Tymal Mills. (Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Left-arm pacer Tymal Mills is all excited to play the T20I series against India. The English pacer is regarded as a T20 specialist and has been a part of various T20 leagues across the globe. As per the recent reports in Wisden India, Mills believes that a good show against India might serve his case for the IPL this year. IPL is one of the most celebrated and prominent T20 leagues in world cricket at the moment. No wonder why Tymal Mills wishes to be a part of the cash-rich league. Mills has had a tough time in his cricket career.

No wonder why Tymal wishes to be a part of the cash-rich league. Mills has had a tough time in his cricket career. A congenital disease in his back had forced him to retire from First Class cricket back in 2015. Since then, he plays only the shortest format of the game. He made his T20I debut for England against Sri Lanka last year. Now, he is on board for the series against India that kicks off on January 26 at Kanpur. The pacer said that he hopes to do well in the series and gets picked in the IPL subsequently. He said he will be available for the whole tournament if he gets picked.

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Now, he is on board for the series against India that kicks off on January 26 at Kanpur. The pacer said that he hopes to do well in the series and gets picked in the IPL subsequently. He said he will be available for the whole tournament if he gets picked.

“I am in the auctions for the IPL. So, hopefully this series will go well and I will get picked up. I am available for the whole tournament, whereas I know some guys are not,” quoted Tymal Mills.

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“It’s a good challenge to play three games, a mini-series, against a team such as India in their own backyard. Hopefully it will go well for myself and hopefully I get selected and go well,” he added.

Mills has earlier served his trait in the New Zealand domestic T20, Big Bash League in Australia and the Bangladesh Premier League. He played a couple of matches for Brisbane Heat this year before joining the England squad for the India tour. He cited that the experience in BBL was amazing.

“The Big Bash was brilliant – only had a taste of it (for two matches), but the whole atmosphere…being at the ODI (between Australia and Pakistan) was brilliant. That’s the type of environment you want to be in. I played in New Zealand where the crowds were not as big so you have to find a way to get yourself up for it. Then you go into Big Bash with 50,000 at MCG,” he quoted.

The 24-year-old said that he is feeling in good touch at the moment. He admitted that he is keen on playing the T20s only in the near future. He pointed out that he has clocking 150 kmph frequently and that should aid his selection in the national side in the coming T20Is against India.

“I’m having a great time travelling around, seeing the world, playing in different competitions and playing well. If my body’s feeling good, it gives me confidence in my cricket, and I don’t want to jeopardise that at the moment. I’m only 24, so down the line you don’t know what could happen. But in the immediate future, I’m only looking to play T20s, if I’m honest,” quoted Tymal Mills.

“I feel good. For me, my pace and my skill and everything comes down to how my body feels and how fresh I feel. I feel good at the moment, I think I clocked 150kph a few times while I was in the Big Bash, which was good. The second game we played on a used wicket, so it was tough to really get it through. But I feel good, I’ve felt good bowling in the nets so far since being here, and hopefully I can show that off if selected over the next week,” the English pacer conceded.

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