Off the whole squad, David Miller is the most experienced player of South Africa. Perhaps, David Miller himself wouldn’t have expected that such a day would arrive in his career. However, the latest turn out of scenarios made that happen and the stylish southpaw isn’t backing away a bit though. He wants his side to leave a mark in India with their display of high-quality skills.
Miller is the most explosive and dangerous batsman for South Africa. He is their only batsman who has scored a minimum of 600 runs and has a strike rate in excess of 140. However, he was in terrible form in 2018, scoring just 121 runs from 7 innings at an average of 20.16 and strike rate of 113.08 but has regained his touch this year striking at a rate of 168.29.
We have a young squad – David Miller
South Africa batsman David Miller knows he will have his task cut out and also the responsibility of guiding the younger crop of players in the three-match T20I series against India beginning Sunday at the HPCA Stadium here.
As South Africa gear up to take on India in the first T20I international of the three-match series, batsman David Miller claimed that the Proteas have come to win and the “young squad” is definitely up for the challenge.
“Yeah I feel playing for your country, there is always responsibility on your shoulders regardless of how much experience you have in international cricket. I mean I have been playing for many years and there is a lot of things to look forward to. We have a young squad and they are all looking ahead to the challenge. It is a great stepping stone, we have come here to win and leave a mark,” Miller told reporters on Saturday.
“We did a few things wrong in the World Cup, but now it is a new phase in South African cricket. We have been training hard for the past ten days. Everyone is eager to get the games going and test themselves. Like I said we have come here to win,” Miller said.
David Miller holds the record for the joint-fastest hundred in T20I history – 35 deliveries against Bangladesh in Potchefstroom in 2017. Overall, he is a veteran of 291 T20 matches (domestic and international) aggregating 6400 runs at an average of 34.97 and strike rate of 138.91, including 3 centuries.