England pacer Tymal Mills has suffered a leg injury and will be undergoing a scan on the right quad in the next 48 hours to determine the extent of the injury. He is almost certain to miss the final group clash against South Africa on Saturday as England would need him for knockout games.
Mills limped off the field during England’s Super 12s group match against Sri Lanka in Sharjah on Monday evening, having reached for his upper leg after abruptly pulling up in his delivery stride midway through his second over.
Mills did not return to the ground and the other bowlers had to chip in to compensate his remaining overs. The medical team says that he will be will undergo a scan “in the next 48 hours to determine the extent of the injury”.
England and Mills will hope the reports to go in their favor as they are already short on players. Mark Wood and Tom Curran have been unavailable for selection in the last four game with ankle and knee problems respectively.
England have the like-for-like replacements in David Willey, who was impressive in the warm-up games. Youngster Reece Topley is also there with the team as a traveling reserve and can be added to the main squad if the need arises. However, filling in the shoes of Mills will be tough looking at the kind of form he is in.
Mills straightaway impressed in the tournament opener against West Indies in his comeback game after a four-year-long wait. He returned with an impressive figure of 4-0-17-2 and complemented the other pacers pretty well.
Mills is among the leading wicket-tacker for England with seven wickets in the tournament so far.