David Miller
David Miller. Image-Twitter.

Proteas top-order batsman David Miller has been named captain of Rajasthan Royals-owned Paarl Royals for the inaugural season of SA20-South Africa’s domestic T20 league, which is slated to begin in January 2023.

Miller was roped in by the franchise in August, along with Jos Buttler, Obed McCoy and Corbin Bosch. All four players have worked with the owners before, having plied their trade for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. Miller is also part of the Barbados Royals – which was taken over by the franchise in 2021 in the CPL and was named skipper ahead of the 2022 season.

David Miller
David Miller PC- BCCI

David Miller excited with the crop of players in Paarl Royals

Speaking after being appointed captain, the 33-year-old said, “It makes me immensely proud to have been appointed as the captain of the Paarl Royals. To be able to call it my home, gives me great joy. The people of Paarl and the Western Cape as a whole are great supporters of quality and entertaining cricket, and my ambition will be to lead the team in the right manner and give our fans countless memories to cheer their team on.”

David Miller (Image Credits: Twitter)
David Miller (Image Credits: Twitter)

“We already have some top cricketers on board with the likes of Jos, Obed and Corbin, and I am looking forward to working with an exciting set of players to start this SA20 journey,” Miller added.

David Miller is currently donning the captaincy reins for the Barbados Royals in CPL

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In the ongoing CPL, David Miller-led Barbados Royals are presently at the top of the points table with six wins in seven matches. The swashbuckling left-hander has scored 166 runs so far at an impressive strike rate of 155.14.

David Miller (Image Credits: Twitter)
David Miller (Image Credits: Twitter)

The SA20 auction is set to take place on September 19 in Cape Town. The franchises have an allotted overall purse value of USD 2 million and can buy as many players, up to the maximum limit of 17. The money available to them at the auction will be based on what is left of the purse after the pre-auction signings.