Mills out in World T20 blow for England

England strike bowler Tymal Mills will miss the rest of the Twenty20 World Cup, having been ruled out with a right thigh strain.

Mills limped off the field during England’s Super 12s group match against Sri Lanka in Sharjah on Monday, having reached for his upper leg after abruptly pulling up in his delivery stride midway through his second over.

He was unable to return as Eoin Morgan’s side moved to the brink of the semi-finals courtesy of a hard-fought 26-run win and a subsequent scan has determined his absence for the rest of the tournament.

The England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Wednesday that Mills’ fellow left-arm fast bowler Reece Topley had been upgraded to a place in the 15-strong squad, having gone out to the United Arab Emirates as a travelling reserve.

The Fort News