England are currently playing in a three team triangular tournament down under, and are doing so without pace bowler Tymal Mills. Despite not selecting him in the squad, England captain Eoin Morgan has backed the player to perform well at the IPL, as reported by the Telegraph.
Mills struggled in the recent Big Bash and was dropped in his side’s semi-final and final after his 40 overs during the tournament had gone at 9.7 an over and an average of 48.6 per a wicket.
Mills has now only made himself available for the shortest form of the game with concerns over his fitness levels.
It still seems that Mills does have a long-term future in the England T20 team and some eye catching performances in the IPL could offer him a route back in.
England captain Eoin Morgan spoke about the situation of the player after he was left out of the squad.
“He’s gone through a tough couple of months which everybody can go through,” Morgan said on the eve of England’s T20 tri-series against Australia and New Zealand.
“But certainly we see him (Mills) as a guy who can gain a huge amount of experience playing in tournaments around the world. Due to his fitness background we probably wouldn’t consider him until a World Cup year, (rather than) pulling him out of a Big Bash just for a tri-series.
“We feel him committing to one side, playing and doing his thing on the road is the best option at the moment. I haven’t spoke to him but that was communicated to him through Jimmy Whittaker quite a while ago, maybe in the summer,” Morgan added.