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Tymal Mills ruled out of 20-20 World Cup due to thigh injury

Mills suffered a thigh strain during England’s match against Sri Lanka.

Tymal Mills
Tymal Mills ( Image Credit: Twitter)

England pacer Tymal Mills has been ruled out of the 20-20 World Cup owing to a thigh injury. Mills had suffered a thigh strain during England’s match against Sri Lanka. He even didn’t complete his full quota of overs and went off the field after bowling just nine balls. Meanwhile, Surrey pacer Reece Topley, who was one of the travelling reserves for England, will now replace Mills in the squad.

“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 marred by injuries. He last played for England in 2016 post which he was out of the team owing to various injuries. He played all four games for England in the 20-20 World Cup and picked up four wickets at an average of 15.4. Mills is known to be a T20 specialist. He has represented England in nine T20Is but is yet to play any other format for the team.

Speaking about Topley, the pacer has played 13 ODIs and 6 T20Is for England, accounting for 20 and 5 wickets respectively.

Meanwhile, England have been on a rampage in the 20-20 World Cup. They are leading Group A with four wins in four games. They have already cemented their berth in the semifinals and given the net run rate, they are likely to end the league stage as the top-ranked team from their group even if they lose their last game against South Africa on November 6.

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