Tymal Mills has taken more wickets than any other Sussex player in this year’s T20 Vitality Blast.

Perhaps just as significantly, he is the only man across all 18 counties to have sent down the maximum 192 fair deliveries in the first eight rounds of fixtures.

(Gloucestershire’s David Payne has delivered 191).

As a bowler, you can’t be more ever-present than that.

The Sharks skipper is hoping to play in every game of the current campaign.

That continues tonight when Glamorgan visit second-placed Sussex in a south group clash at the 1st Central County Ground (7pm).

There used to be a routine whereby Mills would only play once if the team faced two games in as many nights.

This time he has come through a couple of back-to-backs with flying colours.

On the first of those, he actually thought he did better in the game against Surrey than he had at Chelmsford the previous night.

The ever-present record might be threatened during a busy period coming soon.

But he is thrilled to have been a regular to date for a Sharks team who have taken a few observers by surprise.

Mills said: “I don’t know if it was I couldn’t play two games.

“It was just that my injury record for a few years was pretty poor.

“Soft tissue injuries and historical back injuries.

“It is something I have worked really hard on in the last couple of years.

“I don’t like to say I’m out of it but in this last couple of years I have been relatively injury-free.

“I have played a lot of cricket but it’s not only that.

“I’m training well and I am not missing training sessions through niggles.

“I am able to keep my body in a really good place.

“I play a lot of cricket in the winter as well so year-round I have been planning.

“I have got in a good routine and I know what to do with my body, taking breaks and gaps where I need to.

“I don’t want to jinx anything but I am playing every game.

“I might sit out one, maybe.

“I know last year I played 12 out of the 14 but I was available to play all 14.

“This year I am captain and I want to play every game.

“I know we have got three in four days at one point so we might rotate a little bit towards the back end.

“But it was never in question for me to play in back-to-backs.”

Mills has 15 wickets, bettered only across the Blast by Matt Taylor, who has 16 for Gloucestershire.

Those 192 balls have been delivered at an economy rate of 7.43 runs per over.

Ollie Robinson has the best economy rate so far for Sussex at 6.62.

Robinson’s participation is expected to continue after he was left out of the England squad to face West Indies in the Test series.

Dan Hughes is seventh in the Blast for runs scored with 280.

His compatriot Nathan McAndrew has scored 110 runs from only 51 balls and been out just once.

McAndrew is also Sussex’s second-top wicket-taker with 12 in 29 overs.

One of the keys for this Sharks team is that different players have played lead roles on different nights.

Standards have slipped just twice – one of which was in the away game with Glamorgan.

Mills has enjoyed orchestrating the whole thing and has learnt to trust his initial instincts.

He said: “You can certainly second-guess yourself.

“I am obviously very new to captaincy but I am not very new to cricket.

“I have played an awful lot of games and I have seen an awful lot of cricket.

“I have played with some great captains. If I can take something from these first games, it is trust your gut out on the field on those little decisions.

“I am not trying to be too hard on myself.

“These are my first games captaining in any form of cricket.

“I am enjoying it and I am really excited for what is to come.”

Sussex have 12 points going into the final six rounds of games, behind only Surrey (13).

Somerset and Essex have ten points apiece and Gloucestershire nine before a gap to Hampshire, who have six.

Hampshire visit Hove next Wednesday.