David Miller (South African cricketer)
|Full name||David Andrew Miller|
|Born||10 June 1989|
Pietermaritzburg, Natal Province, South Africa
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Bowling||Right-arm off break|
|Role||Middle-order Batsman, Occasional wicket-keeper|
|ODI debut (cap 98)||22 May 2010 v West Indies|
|Last ODI||4 April 2021 v Pakistan|
|ODI shirt no.||10|
|T20I debut (cap 45)||20 May 2010 v West Indies|
|Last T20I||14 February 2021 v Pakistan|
|T20I shirt no.||10|
|Domestic team information|
|2007/08–2018/19||Dolphins (squad no. 12)|
|2012–2019||Kings XI Punjab (squad no. 10)|
|2012||Yorkshire (squad no. 8)|
|2016||St Lucia Zouks|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 4 April 2021
Miller is an aggressive left-handed middle order batsman and an occasional wicket-keeper who plays domestic cricket for the Dolphins and is the former captain of Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League and plays for South Africa in both One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International cricket. In September 2018, Miller announced that he would no longer be available to play first-class cricket.
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.
In May 2018, Miller was named as one of the ten marquee players for the first edition of the Global T20 Canada cricket tournament. On 3 June 2018, he was selected to play for the Winnipeg Hawks in the players' draft for the inaugural edition of the tournament.
In October 2018, Miller was named in Durban Heat's squad for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament. In September 2019, he was named in the squad for the Durban Heat team for the 2019 Mzansi Super League tournament. In April 2021, he was named in KwaZulu-Natal's squad, ahead of the 2021–22 cricket season in South Africa.
T20 franchise cricket
Indian Premier League
In the 2013 IPL auction, Kings XI Punjab bought Miller for ₨ 6 crore. He went on to play all the matches for his team that season. On 6 May 2013, Miller hit the third fastest hundred in IPL history. He scored 101 not out off 38 balls whilst chasing against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali. 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 he had ever seen in the Indian Premier League history. He was retained by Kings XI Punjab for 2014 IPL where he played all matches and help his team to reach the finals. It was announced that he will be the captain of the Kings XI Punjab for 2016 IPL. After Kings XI Punjab lost five of their first six games, he was dropped as the captain and was replaced with Murali Vijay.
During IPL 2015, during the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab at Eden Gardens on 9 May 2015, a policeman was left with his left eye blind after the ball hit for a six by struck his eye.
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 win. 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 South African 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.
2015 Cricket World Cup
Miller scored 49 off 18 balls in the semi final, although his effort was in vain as New Zealand won the match.
2017–18 Bangladesh series
On 15 October 2017, Miller played in his 100th ODI and became the third player after Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard to play 100 ODIs without featuring in a Test match. In the 2nd T20I of the same tour, he scored his first century in a T20I and made the fastest century in a T20I (35 balls). He was also the first player to score a T20I century batting at number five or lower. During the match, he became fifth player from South Africa to score 1,000 runs in T20Is.
2018–19 Pakistan series
2019 Cricket World Cup
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