Tymal Mills

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Tymal Mills
Tom Craddock (left) and Tymal Mills (right) (cropped).jpg
Mills playing for Essex County Cricket Club
Personal information
Full name Tymal Solomon Mills
Born (1992-08-11) 11 August 1992 (age 24)
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Left-arm fast
Role Bowler
International information
National side
T20I debut (cap 77) 5 July 2016 v Sri Lanka
Last T20I 1 February 2017 v India
T20I shirt no. 72
Domestic team information
Years Team
2011–2014 Essex (squad no. 5)
2015–present Sussex (squad no. 7)
2016 Chittagong Vikings
2016–2017 Auckland
2017 Brisbane Heat
2017–present Quetta Gladiators
2017–present Royal Challengers Bangalore
Career statistics
Competition T20I FC LA T20
Matches 4 32 23 63
Runs scored 0 260 7 39
Batting average 0.00 11.30 1.75 3.90
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 0 31* 3* 8*
Balls bowled 96 3,531 790 1,298
Wickets 3 55 22 72
Bowling average 38.66 36.50 35.77 22.77
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 1/27 4/25 3/23 4/22
Catches/stumpings 1/– 9/– 3/– 9/–
Source: Cricinfo, 23 April 2017

Tymal Solomon Mills (born 12 August 1992) is an English cricketer who currently plays for Sussex.

Early life[edit]

Mills was born on 12 August 1992 in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England. He was educated at Mildenhall College of Technology in Mildenhall, Suffolk.

Domestic career[edit]

Essex[edit]

Mills made his first-class debut for Essex against the Sri Lankans in the tourist match of 2011 at Chelmsford. He made his Championship debut against Leicestershire at Grace Road in July 2011. His figures in the first-innings were 0–51, but in the second-innings, he took 3–48. During the winter of 2011, Tymal Mills was named on the England Performance Programme (EPP). He began with training at Loughborough as well as camps in North Wales and with the Greater Manchester Fire Department. Mills then went to Potchefstroom, South Africa for three weeks in November on a specialist fast bowling programme. On Friday 16 December, Mills was a surprise inclusion in the 16 man England Lions squad. In 2012 Mills took 5 List A wickets and average of 58.60. He performed better in the Championship, taking 14 wickets at an average of 30.35. In 2013 his form in List A cricket improved, as he took ten wickets at an average of 23.30. However, he failed to kick on in the Championship, taking 11 wickets, three less than the previous season. His performances for Essex earned him another place on an England performance programme, and he took six wickets for the Lions on their tour of Sri Lanka.

Sussex[edit]

In 2014 he joined Sussex. He took wickets at an average of 20 in the English T20 competition, and his pace ensured he continued to stand out. He also bowled in the First division of the County Championship for the first time, taking 14 wickets at an average of just below 35. In 2015 he was diagnosed with a congenital back condition and as a result took time out of playing white ball cricket. He continued to play T20 cricket, and took 19 wickets at an average of 18.84.

Overseas[edit]

Pakistan Super League[edit]

Since 2016, Mills has played for Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League.[1][2]

Indian Premier League[edit]

In February 2017, he was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore team for the 2017 Indian Premier League for 12 crore (US$1.9 million or £1.5 million). This made him the second highest-paid foreign player in the IPL behind Ben Stokes, who receives 14.5 crore (US$2.2 million or £1.8 million).[3]

International career[edit]

On 5 July 2016 he made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for England against Sri Lanka, taking figures of 0-22 as England won by eight wickets.[4]

Mills was selected for the T20I series against India. He took 1-27 in the first game as England recorded a seven wicket victory. In the second match, too took figures of 1-36 as India made 144-8, which proved to be a winning score. In the final match of the series he took figures of 1-31 and was then dismissed for a duck as England lost by 75 runs to lose the series 2-1.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tymal Mills – Quetta Gladiators". Pakistan Super League. 23 December 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  2. ^ Macpherson, Will (27 October 2016). "English cricketers set to go against union's Pakistan Super League advice". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "List of players sold and unsold at IPL auction 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland, Only T20I: England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jul 5, 2016". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 

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