England duo open up on T20 World Cup exit as Tymal Mills denies being complacent

Mark Wood has said England 's elimination from the T20 World Cup at the semi-final stage "feels like a missed opportunity".

Wood was part of the side which was knocked out of the tournament by New Zealand on Wednesday, with Daryl Mitchell's 72 not out and Jimmy Neesham's destructive cameo earning the Kiwis a spot in the final.

"It feels like a missed opportunity," Wood said on the Good Pace for Radio podcast. "I know we are missing key players, but we have such a good side.

"I was almost sure we were going to do it again. We started the tournament so well I was sure we were going to do it.

"It might have been a great game to watch but it just left me feeling really flat. It hurt a lot. I never envisaged us losing games.

"I truly believed we were going to win. I think that is a positive for our side – our confidence."

Tymal Mills, who was ruled out of the semi-final after suffering a thigh strain against Sri Lanka, said he "felt so helpless" watching the game unfold from the dugout.

"It did feel like we were building towards a final, not to say we were complacent," he said. "It is important to give New Zealand credit.

"I was sat on the bench with Liam Dawson and J-Roy [Jason Roy]. J-Roy rides the rollercoaster of emotion more so than any of the other players.

"He was going nuts when we were taking wickets and then when New Zealand were on top he was down. He was tough to sit next to.

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"I found it tough watching that second innings, especially when it got to the end. Death overs, that is why I play the game. That is my job. Those are the occasions I love being a part of.

"I wanted to get my kit on and run out there and bowl. I felt so helpless. I wanted nothing more than to be out there and helping the lads."

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