England speedster Tymal Mills replaces Brydon Carse in the Perth Scorchers squad for the BBL 2021-22.
Mills will fill the void in Perth’s squad left by fellow capped Englishman Brydon Carse, who was ruled out of the showpiece event after sustaining a serious knee injury last month.
“When they got in touch, I was extremely keen,” Tymal Mills said.
“They’re a great franchise with some great players. It’s exciting to get the opportunity to play in big competitions and when you join a new franchise, it’s a great chance to meet new people and get in with a great group of guys.”
“We’re really excited about getting Tymal in after Brydon’s unfortunate injury,” Peth Scorchers head coach Adam Voges said.
“To be able to get someone of the calibre of Tymal – we saw the impact he had for England over in the World Cup and his last 12-24 months have been outstanding. “He’s a world-class performer, and he’ll obviously be really important for us at the back end of the innings. In the death overs, I can see him and AJ Tye being a really good combination.”
Mills will arrive in Sydney on Monday after playing in the Abu Dhabi T10, which means that he will miss the Scorchers’ opening two matches due to quarantine rules.
Scorchers will kickstart their BBL 2021-22 campaign against Brisbane Heat at Optus Stadium, Perth on December 8.
Perth Scorchers BBL|11 Squad: Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Cooper Connolly, Laurie Evans, Aaron Hardie, Peter Hatzoglou, Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Mitchell Marsh, Tymal Mills, David Moody, Lance Morris, Colin Munro, Kurtis Patterson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye.