David Miller, the swashbuckling South African middle-order batsman, is gearing up for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League.
Miller will be starting his new innings in the cash-rich league. After having represented Kings XI Punjab for the entirety of the last decade, ‘Killer Miller’ will be featuring for the inaugural season champions, Rajasthan Royals.
But the southpaw is unfazed with the prospect of acclimatizing himself in a new environment as he has played with most of the players for different teams in various franchise tournaments.
“I’ve known some of the guys at the Royals having played with and against some of them. I wouldn’t say that I know them too well but I’ve known them as competitors. Tom Curran is someone I know pretty well and have got on really well with him in the past,” David Miller was quoted as saying by IANS.
“Andrew Tye I played with for the Kings XI Punjab. Oshane Thomas as well…I’ve played with him in Jamaica. I’ve also played with Ankit Rajpoot and Manan Vohra for the Kings XI. So, I’ve actually played with quite a few of the guys but I am really looking forward to meeting with the guys with whom I haven’t played much and the whole of the team,” he added.
David Miller opines on constant Covid-19 tests during the IPL
Players and all the other participants- from team-management to franchise members to broadcaster and hotel staff- of IPL 2020 are being subjected to stringent Covid-19 testing, something that will be a norm throughout the 13th season
Miller revealed that he has been tested around six-seven times already and while he admitted that it is an ‘uncomfortable feeling’, the southpaw reckoned that it’s ‘obviously important’
“I’ve been tested around six or seven times since the whole thing started” David Miller revealed.
“I’ve been hearing that moving forward we’re going to be having a test every four to five days so there’ going to be some tests coming down our noses. It’s a very uncomfortable feeling but it’s obviously important, we need to do it and you do get used to these things with time,” he said.
The 13th edition of the IPL will take place between September 19-November 10 in the United Arab Emirates.