Southern Brave captain James Vince hoped that fast bowler and teammate Tymal Mills gets an opportunity to represent the England team once again. Vince led Southern Brave to victory in the final of the inaugural edition of ECB’s ‘The Hundred’, after crushing Birmingham Phoenix by 32 runs.
Tymal Mills has played just five T20I’s for England, picking up three wickets at an average of 43. He’s known for his ability to generate the pace of over 90mph and also has a plethora of variations in his arsenal. In the Hundred, the 29-year-old had a far better time.
He has taken eight wickets in Southern Brave’s successful campaign while going at just 5.56 runs per over. When quizzed about a probable call-up for Mills to the national side, James Vince stated that he deserves it.
“I hope so, I think he deserves it. In my mind, it makes sense with Jofra (Archer) not being available and someone that can bowl 90mph and who’s got the change-ups that he has. He is more than capable in the field and he can actually a few with the bat now.”
“To have the change of pace that he does, to bowl at 90 miles an hour and then the skill of the slower ball with the accuracy he’s got with it, makes him incredibly tough to face him. He’s been reliable, he knows what he’s doing so he’s very easy to captain. So yeah hopefully he gets a nod,” Vince said in a chat with ESPNcricinfo.
“The whole tournament has exceeded expectations” – James Vince on The Hundred
The chances of success for a tournament that introduces a lot of changes in its rules and regulations are often very low. That was the general feeling about the Hundred, but the tournament has proved its naysayers wrong. Most of the games saw a full-house, including the women’s edition.
“The whole tournament has exceeded expectations. There were people hesitant as to how it’s gonna go down. But every game has been in front of a sell-out. The atmosphere and the buzz around the grounds as well, incredible really.”
“Especially on the back of covid, to have the crowd back and the way they’ve supported, and the way the competition’s been put together – the fireworks and DJ’s – it has helped create the atmosphere. It has brought the best out of the players as we’ve seen throughout the competition,” Vince added.
Southern Brave beat Birmingham Phoenix by 32 runs in the final of The Hundred. Paul Stirling top-scored with 62 for Brave, while a combined effort from the bowlers helped them defend the target of 169.