Mills pens Sussex deal

16 May 2017 09:44:11 EST

Tymal Mills has agreed a new two-year contract to play Twenty20 cricket with Sussex.


 
The 24-year-old is only able to play the shortest form of the game due to a back condition.
 
However, his ability to generate 90-mile-per-hour pace with his left-arm fast bowling earned a £1.41million Indian Premier League deal with Royal Challengers Bangalore.
 
Mills - who arrived from Essex in 2015 - is now committed to the Sharks for this season and the two that follow.
 
"I am delighted to have signed an extension with Sussex through to 2019. Ever since I've joined the club I've been welcomed with open arms and now fully regard Hove as my home," Mills said.
 
"Even throughout all of my injuries when I first joined the club, the level of support I have received has been outstanding and I am looking to repay that support over the next three seasons."
 
Sussex director of cricket Keith Greenfield said: "We are looking to create an exciting and dynamic T20 team for years to come, and Tymal is an 'X Factor' cricketer who fits the bill in achieving that goal.
 
"There is no better sight for Sussex fans to see Tymal running down the hill at Hove, bowling quick and giving opposition batsmen a hard time."
 
England international Mills has played for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Auckland and Brisbane in the past 12 months.

Sussex are 16/1 to win this year's NatWest T20 Blast, while Surrey are 8/1 and the in-form Yorkshire 9/1.

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