England limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan has dropped a massive selection hint ahead of the T20 World Cup in the UAE this year. The number one T20 team whitewashed Sri Lanka by bowling them out for 91 in the third T20 international on Saturday. Eoin Morgan said that with lots of spots still up for grabs, left-arm seamer Tymal Mills could return to the line-up for the T20 World Cup.
Tymal Mills made his T20I debut as a highly promising prospect back in 2016. But the 28-year old yielded moderate returns in his five T20Is, taking three wickets at 43.78, maintaining an economy rate of 6.78. Mills has not played for England since 2017 and could not be successful for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL that year either. He is currently playing for Sussex in the T20 Vitality Blast this year.
Eoin Morgan stated that if everybody was fit, spots have not been nailed down as there are six spots still open. The southpaw conceded that there is still plenty of time left for the World Cup and they are dealing with the 17-18 experienced men involved thus far. Morgan underlined that players like Tymal Mills, who have been grounding in the domestic circuit, could come back in the mix.
“If everybody was fit, I don’t think there are many [spots] nailed down – there’s probably half a dozen. There’s a significant period of time [before the World Cup]. We’re dealing with experienced guys within, say, the 17 or 18 that have been involved [and] there are guys playing in the Hundred like Tymal Mills who could easily present a case,” Morgan told ESPN Cricinfo.
He is an outstanding bowler and we’ve always been in communication with him: Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan heaped praises on Tymal Mills, claiming he is an outstanding bowler and being in contact with him, they have asked him to play as much to stay fit. The Irishman feels that playing T20 cricket is the right way to keep his fitness intact and expects him to push for inclusion throughout The Hundred.
“He is an outstanding bowler and we’ve always been in communication with him, wanting him to get fit, play as much cricket as possible, and leave him alone until the World Cup comes. Playing for Sussex – given the journey that he’s been on – on a regular basis, is way better for him than trying to get fit for sporadic T20 series through the year. He’s a good example, along with a few other guys, that could present a really strong case throughout the Hundred,” he added.