David Miller out in the cold?

2016-06-09 12:17
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David Miller (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Proteas batsman Rilee Rossouw was ruled out of the Caribbean tri-series after sustaining a right shoulder injury during a One-Day international (ODI) game between Australia on Tuesday.

This beckoned the South African selectors to call upon Titans batsman Dean Elgar to fly to the Caribbean for the remainder of the series. Elgar had only played six ODIs since making his debut in 2012 against England in Cardiff.

Elgar had only played one ODI in the past three years, which was an unbeaten five against India in the 5th ODI in Mumbai.

The pressing question is: Where is David Miller?

Miller has been with the Proteas for an odd six years and started to become a regular player in 2013. He has then become South Africa’s new ‘Albie Morkel’ taking on the role as the specialist hitting batsman in the remaining overs of a game.

Here’s some statistics between David Miller and Dean Elgar:

David Miller

Matches: 46
Runs: 789
Average: 30.34

Miller has only mustered one half-century in his 46 appearances with an unbeaten 53 against Australia at Kingsmead in March earlier this year. Miller's last six innings' include scores of 19, 28*, 30, 33 and 53*.

The former Dolphin batsman didn’t perform as well as expected in the 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL), as he made 161 runs from 14 appearances and only averaging 16.10 for the Kings XI Punjab.

Dean Elgar

Matches: 6
Runs: 98
Average: 24.50

Dean Elgar was the tenth highest batsman at the 2015/16 One Day Cup hitting 246 runs from his six appearances and averaging 49.20.

He was the second leading run-scoring for the Titans, despite the team failing at the bottom of the log.

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