Mahela Jayawardene Feels Tymal Mills Should Play IN T20 World Cup
By CricShots - Aug 24, 2021 4:47 pm
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A lot of cricket fans are eagerly waiting for the upcoming T20 World Cup scheduled to be commencing on October 17 in UAE and Oman.¬†Talking of T20 World Cup, former Sri Lankan skipper and recently concluded The Hundred’s Southern Brave’s head coach Mahela Jayawardene had expressed that the English fast bowler Tymal Mills should be picked for the marque event otherwise he will be disappointed.

tymal mills
Tymal Mills

With only a few weeks left for the squad announcement for the T20 World Cup, New Zealand and Australia are the only teams to announce the T20 World Cup squad so far; the selectors of other countries are going through a headache of whom to pick whom to leave out.

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According to ESPNCricinfo, Southern Brave’s head coach, Mahela Jayawardene, reckons that the English selectors should pick the left-arm pacer Tymal Mills for the T20 World Cup in the UAE, then he will be very disappointed.

Mahela Jayawardene
Mahela Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene explained, “I’d be disappointed if he’s not on that plane for the World Cup. You have some amazing talent in CJ but obviously, Jofra [Archer] is not going to be available for the World Cup and I think CJ and him [Mills] had a very good partnership for us. It gives England a lot of good options going into the World Cup, especially in the UAE as well.”

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He further added, “Throughout the camp, he’s been fantastic. In the last two games, the eliminator and the final, I think he bowled 40 balls for 20-odd runs and didn’t give away a single boundary. That shows the quality of T – a healthy Tymal Mills is always going to be an asset. In the shorter format of the game he knows his skills and it’s a hard skill that he’s executing.”

Tymal Mills was one of the best performing players with the ball for Southern Brave as he scalped eight wickets in 10 matches and was very economical in the eliminator and the final.