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Nikita Miller

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Slow left-arm orthodox
Played for:
West Indies, Jamaica, Jamaica Invitation XI, West Indies A, West Indies Inv XI, Jamaica Tallawahs
Roles played:
Bowler
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
62
Home country:
West Indies
Born:
May 16, 1982, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica

Profile

Not in the mould of the tall and fast West Indian bowlers of old, Nikita Miller is good at what he does: left-arm orthodox spin.

After making his debut for Jamaica in a regional competition in 2004-05, Miller required a couple of years to truly shine for his side. He only took six wickets in 2006-07, but came back strongly the season after by taking 42, including two five-wicket hauls in the final, thus helping Jamaica to win the Carib Beer Challenge. Surprisingly, he was not selected to face the visiting Australians in the Test series, but he did play two ODIs. Miller managed to take wickets and continued to play in the shorter format, but still went without a Test cap.

His opportunity finally came in 2009, when several Windies players refused to play due to a contractual dispute. It may not have been the ideal way into the side, but Miller still did not seize the opportunity, failing to impress against the Bangladeshis at home. He ended both innings wicket-less. The Jamaican is not the only left-arm orthodox spinning option, with the giant Sulieman Benn being his chief competitor. It may not be a David versus Goliath situation, but Miller will have to turn in more notable performances if he wants to be the first-choice spinner for his side.


Fast Facts

  • Miller was the leading wicket-taker in the 2007-08 Carib Beer Challenge with 42 wickets and won the Bowler-of-the-Series award.
  • He was the Man-of-the-Match in the final of the same Carib Beer Challenge where he took 10 wickets in the match (his first), dismissing recognised batsmen like Kieron Pollard and Denesh Ramdin.
  • Batting at number nine, Miller scored 51 against Pakistan, which was the top score in a disastrous ODI for the Windies where they were bowled out for just 133. It was his maiden ODI fifty.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 1 2 5 0 2.5 8.77 0 0 5
ODI 45 26 264 12 18.85 83.01 0 1 51
T20 9 5 43 4 43 91.48 0 0 15*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 1 2 132 67 0 0/27 / - 3.04 0 0 0 0
ODI 45 41 1906 1461 40 4/43 / 36.52 4.59 2 0 0 15
T20 9 9 190 224 11 2/20 / 20.36 7.07 0 0 0 2
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 17 0 2
T20 2 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2009-2009
 
ODI:
2008-2014
 
T20:
2009-2014
Test
Debut:
West Indies Vs Bangladesh at Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown - St Vincent - Jul 09, 2009
Last played:
West Indies Vs Bangladesh at Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown - St Vincent - Jul 09, 2009
ODI
Debut:
West Indies Vs Australia at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts - Jul 04, 2008
Last played:
West Indies Vs England at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua - Mar 05, 2014
T20
Debut:
West Indies Vs Bangladesh at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts - Aug 02, 2009
Last played:
West Indies Vs New Zealand at Westpac Stadium, Wellington - Jan 15, 2014
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