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IPL in UAE will help England in T20 WC, says Mills


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England bowler Tymal Mills believes his side are in good shape for the upcoming T20 World Cup, with half the squad already in the country taking part in the 2021 Indian Premier League.

The bowler was recalled for the first time since February 2017 in place of the injured Jofra Archer. He told reporters on Monday that time on the ground in the Emirates will serve the squad in good stead for the World Cup.

"One of our advantages is that we've got half the squad playing in the IPL at the moment," Mills said.

"I'm sure we'll come out of that with a bunch of information and ... we'll be well-prepped and well-versed by the time we get together. I'm sure we'll be full of confidence and back ourselves to beat any team.

"We've got a very strong, very adaptable squad and most of the guys have played a lot of cricket in that area, whether it's IPL, Pakistan Super League or internationally."

The IPL was suspended in May due to a surge of COVID-19 cases in franchises. The remainder of the season was then shifted to the UAE, which is also set to hosts the World Cup.

England will face West Indies in their opening match on October 23 in Dubai. The current champions will also face Australia and South Africa in the Super 12 stage.