Tymal Mills answers bat signal to be England’s death bowling superhero


Bowler makes light of his lack of international experience with productive spell towards the end of Bangladesh innings

It is easy to forget in the middle of all that sound and light, the frivolity in the stands – not to mention, in Abu Dhabi, a PA system overseen by the holder of the World’s Most Excited Man title – that T20 is a brutal business.

Cricket has always been a cruel sport. In the shortest form that cruelty becomes a relentless thing, meted out in the brightest of lights. Plenty of cricketers around the world have been a little chewed up by this during the past 18 months on the franchise treadmill. Bowlers, in particular, need the skin of a rhino, the mind of a chess master, the long‑suffering spirit of a heavyweight sparring partner. Sometimes you just have to laugh, too.

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Written by Barney Ronay
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2021/oct/27/tymal-mills-shaping-up-well-as-englands-t20-death-specialist under the title “Tymal Mills answers bat signal to be England’s death bowling superhero”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.