England pacer Tymal Mills will miss England’s remaining matches of the 20-20 World Cup owing to a thigh strain. Mills picked up the injury during the game against Sri Lanka. He went off the field after bowling just 1.3 overs of his quota. He was taken for scans which confirmed the end of his 20-20 World Cup campaign. Meanwhile, Surrey fast bowler Reece Topley will replace Mills in the squad. Topley has travelled to UAE with the squad as travelling reserve.
“Mills sustained the injury bowling in the T20 World Cup Super 12s match against Sri Lanka on Monday in Sharjah. Results of the scan on Tuesday night revealed the extent of the injury,” ECB said in a release.
Mills career has been severely affected by injuries. The same has forced him to miss the cricketing action for the national team for the last three years. Before the 20-20 World Cup, Mills played for England way back in 2016 against South Arica. So far, he has played 9 T20Is for England. In the current 20-20 World Cup, he played all four games for England and took four wickets at an average of 15.4. Topley, on the other hand, has played 13 ODIs and 6T20Is for England, picking up 20 and 5 wickets respectively.
Meanwhile, England have cemented their berth in the semifinals after winning four back to back games. They have a positive run rate and are likely to finish as the top-ranked team from the group even if they lose the last game against South Africa.