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Perth Scorchers’ Tymal Mills pulls out of BBL 2022-23 due to personal reasons

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As the Big Bash League 2022-23 started yesterday, most of the teams are yet to begin their campaigns. With just three days away from starting their campaign against Sydney Sixers on December 17, the Perth Scorchers faced a major blow as one of their key pacers had to opt out.

England pacer Tymal Mills has pulled out of the league due to a family emergency and thereby won’t be playing a single match for the franchise. Perth Scorchers had acquired the 30-year-old pacer in the BBL 12 Draft.

The Perth Scorchers released a statement mentioning his unavailability and they are now looking for a replacement player.

“The club fully supports Mills’ decision and sends its thoughts and best wishes to his family during this time. Perth is exploring its options to recruit a replacement international player,” Perth Scorchers’ statement stated.

Injury plague for Perth Scorchers

Perth Scorchers faced enough setbacks already ahead of the BBL 2022-23 as three members of the squad were ruled out. The team’s star batter, Laurie Evans was forced to part ways with the Scorchers as he tested positive for a doping test.

Scorchers’ opening batsman Philip Salt had pulled out of the tournament as a result of a shoulder injury. Sustaining an ankle injury, Mitch Marsh had to choose to sit out for the entire season. This seems to be a major misfortune as he was the all-time leading run-scorer.

But eventually, the Scorchers found replacements for all these players. South African star batsman Faf du Plessis will replace Evans followed by former English Test opener Adam Lyth replacing Salt. The possible replacement for Mills is among Jason Behrendorff, Matt Kelly, and Scorchers’ all-time leading wicket-taker Andrew Tye.

Whilst being the defending champions, it will be interesting to see how the Scorchers deal with all this difficulty and the replacement for Mills as he was a major contributor last season.

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Pratik Pathak
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