David Miller Distant Himself from Red Ball Version
South Africa’s southpaw batsman David Miller wants to concentrate his energy on the limited overs format. Thus, the left-hander has distanced himself from the First-Class cricket.
In fact, David Miller is yet to make his debut for South Africa in the longest format of the game. He has played 109 One Day Internationals and 61 T20Is for the Rainbow nation.
David Miller wants to concentrate on next year World Cup.
David Miller made his first-class debut in 2008 and has scored 3342 first-class runs at an average of 36.32. However, he was not able to break into the South African Test side.
Therefore, David Miller wants to focus his energy on the white ball format. Miller wants to give his best shot in the upcoming World Cup.
“It was a tough decision to make,” Miller said. “I have always loved playing red ball cricket but I have decided that I would, in future, like to concentrate on white ball cricket to make sure that I am in a position to give myself the best opportunity to play for the Proteas in the format that I love. This is an important decision for me, especially with the World Cup looming next year. I will also be available to play for the Dolphins in all limited-overs competitions and will give it my all to help them win trophies this season.”
Disappointing for Cricket South Africa.
On the other hand, Cricket South Africa chief Thabang Moroe is disappointed to lose a player like Miller.
“It is disappointing to lose David from our pool of potential Test players,” Cricket South Africa Chief Executive Thabang Moroe said. “At the age of 29 he still has many years of good cricket left in him in all formats but at the same time we have to understand that he wants to throw his full weight into helping the Proteas to win the ICC World Cup.
“He has time on his hands to resume his first-class career in due course and I sincerely hope that we have not seen the last of him in red ball cricket where he has shown his undeniable talents in the past,” he added.
Must Read: World Cup 2019 Schedule.
It is sad to note that David Miller has opted to play only white ball versions of the game. He is a quality limited overs player and wants to concentrate his energy on the same.
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