England’s Mills moves from back brace to shoulder T20 World Cup tilt | Simon Burnton

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Accomplished death bowler, who has a congenital back injury in the background, hopes to take fine Hundred form to the UAE

England will spend the first week of their winter in quarantine, though for Tymal Mills the restrictions will feel trivial compared with those he faced a year ago. Mills spent three months of last winter in a back brace, recovering from a stress fracture and plotting a summer in which he would fight his way back to fitness and bowl so well that the England selectors who had ignored him for most of the past four years would have no option but to crowbar him into the squad for the Twenty20 World Cup in the UAE. On Monday night he will board the plane to Oman.

“I managed to muddle through last summer, but it was pretty sore in the end,” he says. “Most of the winter I spent in a back brace, day and night, apart from when I was asleep or in the shower. That was tough. It was tough mentally more than anything – during lockdown I wasn’t doing anything socially either, the weather was pretty bleak, and I’m used to spending winters away playing in the Twenty20 leagues.

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Written by Simon Burnton
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