Full name Tymal Solomon Mills
Born August 12, 1992, Dewsbury, Yorkshire
Current age 23 years 352 days
Major teams England Lions, England Performance Programme, England Under-19s, Essex, Essex 2nd XI, Suffolk
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast
|Only T20I||England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jul 5, 2016 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford, Jun 10-12, 2011 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Sussex v Worcestershire at Hove, Apr 19-22, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||England Development XI v Sri Lanka A at Manchester, Aug 8, 2011 scorecard|
|Last List A||Sussex v Nottinghamshire at Hove, Jul 30, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Surrey v Essex at The Oval, Jun 13, 2012 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Sussex v Glamorgan at Hove, Jul 28, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2/14||Sussex||v Glamorgan||Hove||28 Jul 2016||T20|
|1/36||Sussex||v Essex||Chelmsford||21 Jul 2016||T20|
|1/32||Sussex||v Hampshire||Hove||15 Jul 2016||T20|
|2/23, 1*||Sussex||v Glamorgan||Cardiff||7 Jul 2016||T20|
|0/22||England||v Sri Lanka||Southampton||5 Jul 2016||T20I # 561|
|2/34||Sussex||v Middlesex||Hove||1 Jul 2016||T20|
|1/15||Sussex||v Kent||Canterbury||30 Jun 2016||T20|
|0/42, 7*||Sussex||v Gloucs||Arundel||26 Jun 2016||T20|
|-||Sussex||v Middlesex||Lord's||16 Jun 2016||T20|
|3/15||Sussex||v Kent||Hove||10 Jun 2016||T20|
Tymal Mills is one of the most explosive fast bowlers in English cricket, capable of speeds comfortably in excess of 90mph, but his career was threatened in 2015 when he was diagnosed with a congenital back condition: his spinal cord and vertebrae are unusually close together and bowling fast too often can agitate his spinal cord. It might consign him to a future as a white-ball bowler, but neither Mills nor Sussex - nor even England - have abandoned hope that he can make an impact.
Mills only started playing cricket when he was 14 - and it was another two years before it became a serious part of his life - but by the age of 19 had forced his way into the Essex first team, abandoning a journalism cause at the University of East London in the process. He progressed through the academy set-up at Essex and represented England Under-19s and his Championship debut came midway through the 2011 season. By then the National Academy scouts had taken notice and that winter he was fast-tracked on to the Performance Programme, before playing for the Lions on their tour of Bangladesh.
Mills' workload was carefully managed, but he attracted considerable hype: before turning 20, he topped 90mph in front of the Sky TV cameras; then, with Mitchell Johnson terrorising England during the 2013-14 Ashes, there were calls for Mills to be fast-tracked to the Test side to provide similar firepower (he had been used for practise against left-arm bowling in the nets and almost put Graeme Swann out of the tour when her struck him on the arm). A record of six Championship wickets at 66.33 in the 2013 season counted against him and, even though development continued with the Lions in Sri Lanka, he left Essex at the end of another mediocre season in 2014 to join Sussex in the hope that it would galvanise his career so that the statistics began to meet England's hopes.
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"