England speedster, Tymal Mills is all set to replace Reece Topley who has sustained an ankle injury.
Topley reportedly has ‘rolled his ankle’ on a boundary cushion before the warm-up game against Pakistan.
Although at first, the injury looked manageable for Topley to recover on time for the game against Afghanistan.
But, now that is not an option because the injury has taken a turn for the worse and Topley must return home.
Mills is one of the travelling reserves for England but has eked out his space over Richard Gleeson partly due to his experience of ICC tournaments.
In last year’s ICC T20 World Cup, Mills scalped 7 wickets with a strike rate of 15.42 and an economy rate of 8.00 in the four games that he played.
However, Mills had to cut short his participation in the tournament because of a thigh injury.
That time it was Reece Topley who replaced him in the main squad and now Mills is doing the same.
Additionally, the inclusion of Mills means that England have a well-experienced bowler who is aware of Australian conditions.
Mills has participated for brief periods in the Big Bash League for three different franchises.
Mills is a death-overs specialist and can upstage any team from a winning to a losing position.
Since the 10th of August, Mills has not played any international cricket for England this year.
Most of his T20I caps were during July against India where he got a single wicket for 35 runs.
He was also participating in The Hundred although he had a toe injury. But, when it became unmanageable, surgery was performed on it in the middle of August.
The pacer was also not part of the team that toured Pakistan recently.
England’s next training day is on Thursday and Mills has so far participated in all the net sessions.
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