New Zealand in SA

Miller relishing Proteas chance

2013-01-20 21:27
David Miller (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Dolphins batsman, David Miller, said on Sunday he was honoured to be given another opportunity with the Proteas’ ODI squad.

Miller, 23, was called up as a replacement for suspended captain AB de Villiers, who will missing the remaining of the series against New Zealand after a slow over-rate in the first ODI in Paarl. New Zealand won the match by one wicket.

Miller, who joined up with the squad in Kimberley on Sunday said: “It’s a fantastic feeling, it’s been a while since I last played ODI cricket but for me it’s a great honour to be back in the green and gold. It’s another opportunity for me so I really hope I make good use of it.”


Miller last played a one-day international for South Africa in 2011 against Australia, after making his debut in the West Indies at the age of 20. He has had successful T20 county stints with Durham and Yorkshire, while contributing consistently for the Dolphins in limited overs cricket and says he has learnt a lot since making his debut.

“There has been a lot of talk in the last couple of years about me not being able to rotate the strike, that is something that I was conscious of while I was overseas and playing T20 cricket. I have been working off the field on certain things, especially concentrating on the first few balls of my innings and allowing myself time to get myself in and to assess the conditions.”

The second ODI is played in Kimberley on Tuesday, with the series concluding in Potchefstroom on Friday.

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