England hand Tymal Mills chance to impress in T20 against Sri Lanka

Tymal Mills impressed for Sussex against Somerset in the Natwest T20 Blast, taking the wicket of Chr

Tymal Mills impressed for Sussex against Somerset in the Natwest T20 Blast, taking the wicket of Chris Gayle. Picture: Sussex CCC - Credit: Archant

Suffolk's Tymal Mills is one of three uncapped players in England's 13-man squad for their upcoming Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka.

Sussex paceman Mills, 23 – who hails from Brandon -– has been on England's radar for some time but a back condition has restricted him to T20 cricket for the past year.

Mills pushed back to the forefront recently with an impressive 93mph yorker to take the wicket of West Indies star Chris Gayle in a recent T20 Blast victory over Somerset, with the former Mildenhall College being backed for international selection by former England captain Nasser Hussain.

Of the other new boys, Middlesex batsman Dawid Malan has impressed for England Lions while Hampshire's spinning all-rounder Laim Dawson will provide a versatile option.

The trio were the notable inclusions as England named two squads for their limited-overs games against the touring Sri Lankans.

None of those three featured in the 14-man party for the five one-day internationals which will precede the one-off T20 game. Wicketkeeper-batsmen Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler were included in both squads while a third glovesman, Kent's Sam Billings, is involved for the T20 game.

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There are no new players in the 50-over squad. Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy and David Willey all come into captain Eoin Morgan's group following the conclusion of the Test series.

Joe Root will play in the 50-over games, which begin at Trent Bridge on June 21, but sit out the July 5 T20 match at the Ageas Bowl.

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England have resisted the temptation to recall Test bowling spearheads James Anderson and Stuart Broad, who had both indicated their availability for selection.

National selector James Whitaker said: 'We have made good progress over the past 12 months in all white-ball cricket, which has been very encouraging.

'The six matches coming up against Sri Lanka will give the players a good test.'

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