SUSSEX cricketer Tymal Mills has been noted as a must pick for England by its former captain.

Nasser Hussain, who played 88 one day international matches for England between 1989 and 2003, believes that Mills should be played in every match at the T20 World Cup.

He said: "Tymal Mills is a must because while this World Cup is going to be about pace - as we saw with Lockie Ferguson and Mark Wood on Wednesday - it is also going to be about subtle variations on pitches that are tiring.

"Reduction in pace from 90mph to 70mph - like Mills produces with his back-of-the-hand balls - are going to be vital.

"He is outstanding in the death overs, an area in which England have struggled recently.

"As long as he is fit, I'd play him in every game."

The fast bowler played in England's warm-up victory by 13 runs against New Zealand. Mills bowled four overs and conceded 23 runs from his spell.

Mills earned his recall to the England team after a four-and-a-half-year absence from the team due to injury, which came after making his debut for his country and making three stand-out performances against India.

But because of Mills' fitness background, England opted to leave him out of their T20I plans until a World Cup Year, which was explained by current captain Eoin Morgan in 2018.

Injuries limited his chances to impress, and his long-term fitness meant that he struggled to train in between making appearances.

Hussain also has question marks over Chris Jordan, who recently left Sussex to join Surrey. The 53-year-old has some worries over the fast bowler's ability to finish off games.

He said: "He's played all but two of England's T20s since the last World Cup, but his death bowling has not been as potent over the last year, and that is his primary role in the side.

"I want the pace of Mark Wood and leg-spinner Adil Rashid picks himself."

England's first game at the tournament is on Saturday when they take on the current champions, the West Indies, at the Dubai International Stadium in the United Arab Emirates.