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In a big blow to England cricket team at the ongoing T20 World Cup, bowler Tymal Mills has been ruled out of the mega event due to a right thigh strain. The left-arm pacer had sustained the injury while bowling in England's match against Sri Lanka on Monday in Sharjah at Super 12 of T20 World Cup 2021.

After bowling 1.3 overs in the game, Mills felt the problem during his run-up to deliver the fourth ball and complained about the same and got off the field. A substitute fielder in Sam Billings was brought it to replace Mills, while Chris Woakes completed his over. The injury didn’t hurt England much as the side successfully defended the total of 163/4 against Sri Lanka in the game to bag the contest by 26 runs and confirm a semi-final spot.

Mills was sent for the scan on Tuesday which revealed the extent of his injury. He, therefore, got ruled out of the marquee event, while Surrey’s Reece Topley, who was a travelling reserve, has been added to England's main squad for the T20 World Cup.

Notably, Mills was decent with his performance in the mega event as he conceded at an economy of 8 runs per over taking 7 wickets in the 4 matches he played. He returned 2/17 against West Indies in England’s tournament opener, while he took 3/27 in the match against Bangladesh. Against Australia, which was the 3rd match of England’s campaign at the T20 World Cup 2021, Mills had a forgettable outing as he gave away 45 runs for two wickets. Meanwhile, England’s most recent game, in which Mills got injured, saw him returning 0/19 before pulling out.

England on top of their game

The Three Lions are still unbeaten in the tournament so far after winning all the four games played.  They defeated West Indies by 6 wickets in a dominating fashion, before they humbled Bangladesh and Australia by an identical margin of 8 wickets. The Englishmen, at one point, were in a state of bother during game against Sri Lanka, but Jos Buttler’s maiden T20I ton, which also happened to be the first century by a player at the ongoing T20 World Cup, took them out of hot water and eventually win the game.