Mzansi Super League

Miller rested and ready to shine in MSL 2.0

2019-11-13 22:51
David Miller
David Miller (Gallo Images)

Durban – Following a whirlwind couple of years travelling the globe playing T20 cricket, a period of downtime for master blaster Dave Miller has refreshed his mind and body as he and the Durban Heat line up an assault on the Mzansi Super League 2.0.

With so much cricket under his belt in 2019 already including a World Cup, an Indian Premier League and an international tour to India, Miller felt that he needed to take some time away from the game to refocus and re-energise himself.

“I have taken some time off over the last couple of months,” Miller said. “I have been in the Kruger (National Park) recently to just get away from the demands of the game.

“It’s really important to look after your mental state during your career and it is something that moving forward I am going to pay a lot more attention to.

“Cricket is a sport that so much can go against you that you need to have time to reflect.

“Hopefully I still have a lot of years left playing cricket but I want to make sure that I look after myself mentally.”

The first edition of the competition was not a good one for the Durban Heat or for Miller and the talented left-hander will hope that he can put that right in the second edition of the T20 competition.

“As you move on in your career the people you play against work you out.

“So it is important that you as a player keep adapting and adding to your own game. This is something that I am aware of and I am working on it.

“Also the mental shift of being open to being adaptable is important and that helps when you are concentrating on improving your weaknesses.”

Following the rained out game against the Tshwane Spartans, the Durban Heat has two home games this weekend with a showdown against the Paarl Rocks on Friday evening and then a match-up against the Cape Town Blitz at Kingsmead Stadium on Sunday.

“Obviously you want to get off to the best possible start but for us we want to develop a formula that works for us.

“It’s also important that we work out the other teams but we want to make sure that we have our bases covered and are playing to our strengths first.

“If we get our blueprint right then we can expose teams. If you add up all the little things then the result should take care of itself.”

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

Who are you backing in this year's Mzansi Super League?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.