Hobart Hurricanes import Tymal Mills has forecast some special output from fellow international signing Jofra Archer during this summer’s Big Bash League.
Archer is the more low-profile of Hobart’s two new faces, who have both been brought in to bolster the Canes’ bowling stocks, with West Indian having just 26 T20s under his belt.
“Sometimes it is good to be unknown I think,’’ Englishman Mills said of his Sussex teammate Archer on Wednesday.
“Not a lot of the batters in the Big Bash this year will have faced him, which is always nice as a bowler. He will bowl with real pace, is a good fielder and can whack a few at the end, so he is the all-round package and adds another dimension to the team.
“I sat down with (Cricket Tasmania chief executive) Nick Cummins yesterday and he said they wanted some bowlers with a bit of pace and aggression that can defend at the end and Joff can certainly do that.”
Left-armer Mills has 77 T20 wickets at 22.54 in 67 matches, and has represented his country four times.
“I know that is why I am here and I am not shy about that,’’ he said.
“I’ve been signed here to bowl and to bowl the important overs. I exclusively bowl for Sussex and other teams two in the Powerplay and two at the death.
“But games can change, so if George (Bailey) needs me to bowl in the middle or if the plans change, having me and Jofra we have a little more flexibility.”