David Miller (cricketer)
David Miller in 2014
|Full name||David Andrew Miller|
10 June 1989 |
Pietermaritzburg, Natal Province, South Africa
|Bowling style||Right arm off spin|
|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|
|2008–jgm||Dolphins (squad no. 12)|
|2011–||Kings XI Punjab|
|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.
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
On 6 May 2013, Miller hit the 3rd fastest IPL century (101 not out off 38 balls) against Royal Challengers Bangalore. 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".
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.
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. 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. 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.
One Day International centuries
|David Miller's One Day International centuries|
|1||130*||62||West Indies||Port Elizabeth, South Africa||St George's Oval||2015||Lost|
|2||138*||64||Zimbabwe||Hamilton, New Zealand||Seddon Park||2015||Won|
- http://newsfirst.lk/english/2014/04/south-african-cricketer-david-miller-becomes-killer/31526 South African cricketer David Miller tagged 'Killer'
- David Miller emulates Gayle to help Punjab annihilate RCB in IPL
- "David Miller makes an expected mark". Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
- "South Africa edge home in low-scoring thriller". Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
- "South Africa continue success with 66-run win". Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 May 2010.
- "Russell carries WI to one-wicket victory". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 January 2015.