Mills earns lucrative IPL deal

IPL CALLING: Tymal Mills has been signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore
IPL CALLING: Tymal Mills has been signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore
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Tymal Mills was one of the major headline-makers during this morning’s Indian Premier League auction, with Royal Challengers Bangalore forking out £1.4m to secure the former Mildenhall and Tuddenham bowler’s services.

There was widespread interest in England international Mills, as Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils all entered the bidding before the Bangalore-based side raised the stakes.

It means that the 24-year-old, who only plays the shortest format of the game due to a back condition, will link up with Virat Kohli’s men for the eight-franchise tournament, which gets under way on April 5 and runs through until May 21.

The former Mildenhall College Academy student fetched the second highest figure for an English cricketer, only being surpassed by all-rounder Ben Stokes (£1.7m).

Mills is currently playing for Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League.