Tymal Mills lays the smackdown on England’s batsmen

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“I’ve not intended to hurt anybody and put them out of the Ashes”

Essex left-arm pace bowler Tymal Mills, who is more commonly known as the ‘fastest bowler in England’ has laid the smackdown on three national team batsmen during a net session.

Mills is in the Land Down Under to help England prepare for the onslaught of Australia’s left-arm pace duo of Mitchell Johnson and James Faulkner during the upcoming Ashes series, which gets underway on November 21 in Brisbane.

One of his victims was none other than England captain Alastair Cook, who was struck twice on his right arm, which now boasts an angry looking bruise.

His two other victims were Joe Root, who was clonked on the helmet and Michael Carberry, who received a painful blow to the stomach.

Mills was quick to apologise to the three batsmen, stating that “I’ve not intended to hurt anybody”.

“We’ve been brought out here to give England some practise against left arm quick bowling and that is what Harry [Gurney] and I have been doing,” Mills said. “If I’ve hit some of the lads so far then that’s happened, but I’ve not intended to hurt anybody and put them out of the Ashes as I’m an England fan myself.

“But they are also expecting to get this in a couple of weeks time against Australia in the shape of Mitchell Johnson, James Faulkner and Mitchell Starc if they play.

“We’re just here to help the lads prepare and hopefully we’re doing that. I’ve hit Cooky in the bicep and in the shoulder, and I hit a couple of the lads today. I hit Rooty in the helmet and Carbs in the stomach, but they all seem OK and it is in good jest.”

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