ENGLAND captain Eoin Morgan has praised Sussex bowler Tymal Mills for his return to international cricket.

It was a heart-warming return to international cricket after four injury-plagued years for Mills, restricted to bowling in the shorter formats because of a congenital back condition, and he was lauded by Morgan afterwards.

Morgan said: “I’m delighted for big T. He’s had an incredibly unfortunate journey throughout his career right from the start. Up until now he’s as good as I’ve seen, both fit and bowling fit.

“I’m absolutely delighted that not only he was back on the field for us but contributing in the manner that he has in the past in a Sussex shirt.”

The bowler was in top form in England's T20 World Cup opening victory against the West Indies.

England gained a measure of revenge for losing the 2016 final to the same opponents with a disciplined bowling display backed up by flawless fielding as the Windies capitulated to 55 all out in 14.2 overs in a sultry Dubai on saturday.

It was the third lowest total in the tournament’s history and the worst by a Test-playing nation, with Adil Rashid’s four wickets for two runs the best T20 analysis by an England bowler.

Moeen Ali collected two for 17, as did Sussex's Mills, who took the wickets of star batsman Chris Gayle and wicket-keeper Nicolas Pooran.

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.