At only 17 years of age, David Miller started creating whispers within the South African cricket fraternity. Any cricket fan worth his salt should be able to recognize the phrase “If it’s in the arc, it’s out the park” as Miller’s famous words. He is regarded as a hard hitter and swinging his arms; he is strong on the front and back foot as well. Even though he has not had a smooth run, Miller has made his own little waves which catapulted him to international recognition.
Basic Information About the Player
Full Name: David Miller
Nationality: South African
Age: 32 years old (10th June 1989)
Bat Style: Left-Handed
Teams: South Africa, Punjab Kings, Yorkshire, Uthura Rudras, Chittagong Kings, South Africa A, Dolphins, Durham, Saint Lucia Kings, Knights
Bowl Style: Right-arm Off break
Ranks and Wins
After his debut in 2007 for the Dolphins, he rose up the ranks pretty fast to join the South African A side after only 2 years of playing competitively. After ending up as the second-highest scorer in the match against Bangladesh A, he was called to sit with the seniors. The 2010 T20 World Cup was not kind to South Africa, but this didn’t stop Miller from causing a stir because he caught the attention of talent scouts and was selected. This gave him the opportunity to make his T20I debut which he did in Antigua.
His ODI debut came against West Indies, which wasn’t a very impressive performance, but towards the end of the innings, he put in some useful scores. His first fifty scores in the ODI series came in October 2010 against Zimbabwe. Punjab snatched him in 2011 to play in the IPL as a replacement for Dimitri Mascarenhas, but he ended up not playing a single match.
2013 was the turn-around year for Miller being named the highest run-getter for Punjab in the IPL. His power hitting was the talk of the town when he scored two fifties and a hundred that same tournament. Punjab didn’t want to let him go after this, and he played for them in 2014. Even though he doesn’t have numbers to brag about, he can be a dangerous player when he sets his mind to it.
Miller’s most noteworthy performance must be in 2016, when he pulled off a brilliant win against Australia at home. His impressive century lifted him a notch higher than other players and is something he can boast about. Just recently, during the T20 series in South Africa’s tour of Ireland, Miller was named player of the series after the skill he showed with the bat winning the match for his team.
Finger injuries are common among cricketers, and David Miller has not been left out. His injury forced him out of the Sri Lanka ODI series in 2017. When he dived in during the innings attempting to catch the ball, his right little finger got injured.
Last Matches Played
1. David Miller’s last FC match was on 22nd March 2018, where his team Knights lost to the Titans by 4 wickets.
2. Miller played his last ODI game just the other day on 13th July 2021, and lost to Ireland by 43 runs.
3. His last T20I was also played against Ireland on 24th July 2021, his team winning by 49 runs.