England skipper Eoin Morgan says bowler Tymal Mills (3/1 England Top wicket taker v Bangladesh) will be a huge asset for the side during the T20 World Cup.
Billed as one of the pre-tournament favourites prior to their clash against the West Indies at the weekend, England laid down a marker with a sensational display.
They won by six wickets with Adil Rashid grabbing four while Mills and Moeen Ali got two apiece.
It represented a perfect start to the tournament for England who are hoping to secure a limited-overs World Cup (11/4 T20 World Cup outright) double following their ODI triumph in the summer of 2019.
England’s bowling attack is certainly going to play a big part with Mills returning to the international fold following a long, enforced absence.
A back condition meant he had to wear a brace but the paceman’s form saw him come back to play for England four years after his last cap.
He was a star in The Hundred taking eight wickets for Southern Brave while his County form for Sussex has also been impressive.
England are back in action against Bangladesh (Match betting – England 1/4, Bangladesh 11/4) on Wednesday and Morgan says he is thrilled to see Mills playing such an important role and believes he is a better player than ever.
“He’s had an incredibly unfortunate journey throughout his career right from the start, but now he’s as good as I’ve seen him, both fit and bowling fit as well,” said the skipper.
“His fielding is also drastically improved, which is a huge contribution, so I’m absolutely delighted that not only is he back on the field for us, but contributing in the manner that we’ve seen him over the past in his Sussex shirt.”