Bowler Tymal Mills signs new one-year contract at Sussex
By Mark Ashenden
Last Updated: 23/09/16 9:44am
Left-arm paceman Tymal Mills has agreed a new one-year deal at Sussex.
The 24 year-old, who signed a two-year contract ahead of the 2015 season, has put to pen to paper on an extension that will keep him at Hove until at least the end of next season.
Mills has struggled with fitness this season because of a back injury, but has impressed in the T20 format for the Sharks.
His performances were rewarded with a first call-up for the England T20 team against Sri Lanka at the Ageas Bowl in July.
Mills, who has taken 34 wickets at an average of 19.23, said: "The club have put a lot of time and effort into me, so I'm looking forward to repaying them by doing well in T20 next year.
"Hopefully we can build something special moving forward. Obviously, when I first signed, I was hoping to play in all three formats but that hasn't worked out, so I'm only playing T20 now and focusing on that.
"It was a really proud moment to receive my first England cap and it was nice that the work and performances that I have put in for Sussex were recognised."
Sussex's head coach Mark Davis added, "I am delighted that Tymal has signed a new contract with Sussex for 2017. He had a very successful T20 campaign for us this year and is a bowler of immense ability.
"His raw pace and brilliant slower ball makes him extremely difficult to play and he is a proven match winner. I am sure the Sussex fans are looking forward to seeing him steaming down the hill at Hove next season."