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David Miller

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
South Africa, Dolphins, Durham, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa A, Yorkshire, Punjab, Chittagong Kings, Uthura Rudras
Roles played:
Batsman
ICC Rank:
Batting:
23
Bowling:
0
Batting:
41
Bowling:
0
Home country:
South Africa
Born:
June 10, 1989, Pietermaritzburg, Natal

Profile

Young David Miller's quick-fire batting displays for his domestic side Dolphins and subsequently for South Africa A on their tour of Bangladesh prompted selector Andrew Hudson to include him in the Proteas' tour of West Indies as injured Wayne Parnell's replacement in 2010. Known as a T20 specialist, Miller enjoys playing a wide array of strokes on the front as well as the back foot.

In his debut T20I match, Miller top scored with 33 in a game that South Africa won by a single run. It prompted his inclusion in ODIs and subsequently, he made his ODI debut against the West Indies. In his first two outings, some impressive slogging helped South Africa set difficult totals which they eventually went on to win. Miller was then named in South Africa's preliminary 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup squad but did not feature in the final 15 to make it to the tournament.

After a hiatus of more than a year, Miller was back into the ODI team on the back of his improved ball striking and his ability to handle pressure-cooker situations. This ability was on display when Miller played some breathtaking knocks in the Indian T20 League for the Mohali franchise. His finishing in the league games was of the highest quality which emphasized his destructive prowess. One such innings saw him take the bowling attack to the cleaners giving his team an unlikely victory, one that would redefine ultimate slog-over hitting by the phrase, "If it's in the V, it's in the tree, if it's in the arc, it's out of the park." Apart from his outing in the Indian T20 league, he has had stints in T20 competitions of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and England. Mohali restored faith in Miller when he was one of the two players they retained ahead of the 2014 auction.


Fast Facts

  • David Miller is South Africa’s 2nd youngest T20I debutant after Wayne Parnell.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 69 62 1588 20 37.80 100.57 2 8 138*
T20 31 27 540 8 28.42 129.49 0 0 47
IPL 34 34 962 14 48.10 153.18 1 6 101*
CLT20 6 6 152 3 50.66 139.45 0 0 46*
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 26 0 11
T20 19 0 5
IPL 23 0 1
CLT20 5 0 0

Career

Span:
ODI:
2010-2015
 
T20:
2010-2015
 
IPL:
2012-2014
 
CLT20:
2012-2014
ODI
Debut:
South Africa Vs West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua - May 22, 2010
Last played:
South Africa Vs United Arab Emirates at Westpac Stadium, Wellington - Mar 12, 2015
T20
Debut:
South Africa Vs West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, St Peter's, Antigua - May 20, 2010
Last played:
South Africa Vs West Indies at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Jan 11, 2015
IPL
Debut:
Punjab Vs Bangalore at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Apr 20, 2012
Last played:
Punjab Vs Kolkata at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - Jun 01, 2014
CLT20
Debut:
Yorkshire Vs Chennai at Kingsmead, Durban - Oct 22, 2012
Last played:
Punjab Vs Chennai at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - Oct 02, 2014
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