Tymal Mills believed that England have an advantage ahead of the T20 World Cup, with half of the team present at IPL 2021 in the United Arab Emirates. Mills, who was drafted into England’s 15-member team for the tournament, was confident that the team led by Eoin Morgan could challenge any team on any given day.
England, who finished runners-up in the 2016 T20 World Cup, are once again among strong contenders for the title, loaded with match winners in their ranks. After winning the 2019 ODI World Cup, Eoin Morgan would now have his eyes set on his second ICC Trophy as captain.
All eight England players from the 15-member team are currently participating in the UAE stage of IPL 2021. Tymal Mills acknowledged that the IPL experience will help players understand UAE conditions, and that would be a huge advantage before the T20 World Cup. He was confident that the team is enough to beat any team, despite the instability of Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer.
“One of our advantages is that we have half the team playing in the IPL right now. I’m sure we will come out of that with a lot of information, and the analyst [Nathan Leamon] he’s out there with KKR. We will be well prepared and well versed when we meet, ”Mills said Monday.
“I am sure that we will be full of confidence and support each other to beat any team. It seems that the fields have been quite slow, particularly in the daytime games. It seems that they are trying, particularly in Dubai, to keep the fields with enough grass to keep them fresh for when the World Cup starts. We have a very strong and very adaptable team and most of the guys have played a lot of cricket in that area, be it IPL, PSL or internationally, “he added.
Players from England not participating in the IPL will arrive in the United Arab Emirates and complete the quarantine period before the T20 World Cup. Mills, who has previously played in the UAE in various T20 leagues, including PSL, stated that the familiarity of conditions will benefit him in the tournament.
“I have played a lot in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai, so these are three courses that I feel comfortable with. It is nice to go to places that I know and courses where I have a decent record, but ultimately past records are not. It really means a lot. This will be the highest level of competition I’ve ever played in, playing against international teams in every game and some of the best players in the world. I’m looking forward to seeing how I go against them, if I get a chance. ” Mills said.
“I’m a big believer in leveraging your strengths. I’m going to go out there and do what I’ve been doing for the past few years, trying to be smart about it. You make adjustments here and there and if there’s anything blatantly obvious I need to tweak regarding the dimensions of the ground or a particular hitter, I’ll do it, but I’ll get tough on Powerplay and then mix it up in the middle and the end. Where do we get to. “
England, winners of the 2010 T20 World Cup, will begin their campaign against the defending champions of the West Indies on 23 October.
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