David Miller (cricketer)

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David Miller
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David Miller in 2014
Personal information
Full name David Andrew Miller
Born (1989-06-10) 10 June 1989 (age 25)
Pietermaritzburg, Natal Province, South Africa
Nickname Killer Miller[1]
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right arm off spin
Role Middle-order batsman
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 98) 22 May 2010 v West Indies
Last ODI 7 March 2015 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no. 10
T20I debut (cap 45) 20 May 2010 v West Indies
Last T20I 6 April 2014 v India
Domestic team information
Years Team
2008–jgm Dolphins (squad no. 12)
2011– Kings XI Punjab
2012 Yorkshire
2013 Chittagong Kings
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA T20I
Matches 68 46 137 31
Runs scored 1,539 2,275 3,185 540
Batting average 37.53 33.45 36.19 28.42
100s/50s 2/8 4/9 3/20 0/0
Top score 138* 149 138* 47
Balls bowled 26
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a –1 n/a n/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 26/– 42/– 54/– 19/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 7 March 2015

David Andrew Miller (born 10 June 1989) is a South African cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm off spin bowler who plays domestic cricket for Dolphins and has represented South Africa in both One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals. He was also selected for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

David Miller, nicknamed as 'Killer Miller', plays for the Kings XI Punjab In the Indian Premier League. He got his nickname for an innings of 101* of 38 balls to help Punjab win the game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore where they needed 96 runs in the last 7 overs.

Domestic career[edit]

Miller made his first-class debut in the Dolphins' final game of the 2007–08 domestic SuperSport Series, scoring a half-century in the first innings in which he batted.

Miller made eight appearances in the one-day MTN Domestic Championship competition of the same season, though his final match was abandoned after just three overs. Miller scored an average of 13 runs throughout the competition, which saw the Dolphins finish in fifth place in the league.

Miller played two matches in the Pro20 Series Twenty20 competition for the Dolphins, who finished as defeated finalists in the competition.

Indian Premier League[edit]

Miller plays for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League.

On 6 May 2013, Miller hit the 3rd fastest IPL century (101 not out off 38 balls) against Royal Challengers Bangalore.[2] The opposing captain Virat Kohli, who dropped a catch when Miller was on 41, said of the innings that, "It was one of the best innings that has ever been seen in the Indian Premier League".[citation needed]

In 2014 IPL Miller along with Australia's Glenn Maxwell made several century stand while chasing big scores. Miller Hit 3 fifties in the tournament.

International career[edit]

Miller earned his national call-up in May 2010 after a series for South Africa A against Bangladesh A, where he ended as the second-highest run-scorer. Miller made his Twenty20 International debut for South Africa on 20 May 2010 against the West Indies in Antigua. Miller, called up to replace the injured Jacques Kallis, dispatched the sixth ball of his innings for six and went on to top score as South Africa won by just 1 run.[3][4] Two days later Miller made his ODI debut, also against the West Indies. He put in another good performance, scoring 23 not out and helping South Africa to victory.[5] Miller was selected to play in Zimbabwe's tour of South Africa, during which he contributed in both ODI and T20 formats towards a resounding victory by the South Africans. He was then selected for the squad to play Pakistan in the U.A.E. during October and November 2010. He played in two ODI series, against West Indies and Pakistan, before being named in South Africa preliminary 2011 World Cup squad.

On 15 October 2010, Miller made his maiden ODI fifty against Zimbabwe and South Africa went on to put a massive total of 351.

Miller was a part of the South African team for the tour of Sri Lanka in July 2013 where in the 3rd ODI he scored 85* of 72 balls and gave South Africa their first win of the tour. Miller also won the Man of the Match title.

Miller made his debut One Day International century in the 4th ODI against the West Indies on 25 January 2015.[6]

International centuries[edit]

One Day International centuries[edit]

David Miller's One Day International centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 130* 62  West Indies South Africa Port Elizabeth, South Africa St George's Oval 2015 Lost
2 138* 64  Zimbabwe New Zealand Hamilton, New Zealand Seddon Park 2015 Won


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