England pacer Tymal Mills has signed a deal with Perth Scorchers for the upcoming 11th edition of the Big Bash League (BBL). He will replace Brydon Carse, who is ruled out of the competition due to a knee injury. Meanwhile, Mills has fully recovered from the thigh strain he suffered in the 20-20 World Cup and is currently playing the Abu Dhabi T10 league.
The left-arm pacer was in good form during the 20-20 World Cup for England. He picked up vital wickets in the power play and death overs, and played a key part in England winning a majority of matches in the Super 12 stage. However, he suffered an untimely injury during the match against Sri Lanka, which cut short his 20-20 World Cup campaign. The 29-year-old is now fully fit, and ready to make a mark in the Big bash League for Scorchers.
“When (Perth) got in touch, I was extremely keen,” Mills said according to The Cricketer. “They’re a great franchise with some great players. It’s exciting to get the opportunity to play in big competitions, and when you join a new franchise, it’s a great chance to meet new people and get in with a great group of guys.”
Mills has previous experience of playing the BBL for Hobart Hurricanes and Brisbane Heat. However, he did not have the best outings for both teams. The left-arm pacer is keen to do well for Scorchers and hopes to make a mark.
“I had a season with Hobart a few years ago when, personally, I didn’t bowl as well as I know I could have,” he admitted.
“I’m looking forward to showing a better side of my cricket and getting amongst the lads. It’s always good to join in with a new group, make some new mates for the next couple of months, and be successful. We all play cricket to win tournaments.”