T20 Finals Day action will be a first for Sussex pace ace

Tymal Mills is hoping to conquer Finals Day so he can tick it off his list.

Tuesday, 11th September 2018, 12:00 pm
Tymal Mills is looking forward to going to another Finals Day but actually playing this time / Picture by PW Sporting Photography

The left-arm pace bowler hopes to play a part for Sussex after being involved in Finals Day before with Essex, but never playing.

Mills is looking to go all the way with Sussex as they attempt to win it for the first time since 2009.

Mills said: “It’ll be my first time playing. I went with Essex when I was younger but I was 12th man so didn’t play. We lost in the first semi-final so I’ve experienced it a little bit.

“I’ve commentated there for the past couple of years so I’ve been around it and seen what it’s like to win it, I just haven’t had the chance to play in it so far so I’m really looking forward to that.

“I’ve never played at Edgbaston. I’d never played at Durham until the other week! I’ve never won it (Vitality Blast) so hopefully I can tick that off.”

Mills, 26, has played in different T20 tournaments before, including overseas, but says the Vitality Blast is much different from T20 competitions overseas he’s experienced.

He said: “It’s different. It’s much longer which is fine living in England. It has its different challenges. It’s more diluted than other competitions because there’s 18 teams as opposed to six to ten. It’s nice to get to stay at home and play in front of the home crowd while we’re here.

“It’s very different game to game, you play in some tournaments when it’s quite similar game to game. I’ve played in the Pakistan Super League which is pretty much exclusively at one stadium – that can get a bit repetitive.”