T20 World Cup: England's Tymal Mills ruled out; Reece Topley named as replacement

England suffered a blow on Wednesday as Tymal Mills was ruled out of T20 World Cup due to a right thigh strain. Reece Topley has been named as his replacement.

Tymal Mills in action against the West Indies in a T20 World Cup fixture.   -  Getty Images

England paceman Tymal Mills has been ruled out of the Twenty20 World Cup due to a right thigh strain, with reserve Reece Topley set to replace him in the squad, the country's cricket board (ECB) said in a statement on Wednesday.

"Mills sustained the injury bowling in the T20 WC Super 12s match against Sri Lanka on Monday in Sharjah. Results of the scan on Tuesday night revealed the extent of the injury," ECB said.

The 29-year-old has picked up seven wickets from four games in the tournament and England is likely to miss his skills and experience in the final overs of matches.

England is top of Group I with four wins from as many matches and take on South Africa on Saturday.

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