Miller Eyes World Cup Spot; Makes Himself Unavailable for First-class Cricket

David Miller. (AP Picture)

South Africa batsman David Miller has made himself unavailable for first-class cricket in order to concentrate on his restricted overs sport forward of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales.Miller, who has the document for the quickest T20 Worldwide century off 35 balls, has usually featured in South Africa’s restricted overs groups. He said that he would quite concentrate on the format he loves.

”It was a tricky determination to make. I’ve determined that I’d, in future, like to focus on white ball cricket to be sure that I’m ready to offer myself the most effective alternative to play for the Proteas within the format that I like,” Miller mentioned in a media launch from Cricket South Africa on Tuesday.

“This is a vital determination for me, particularly with the World Cup looming subsequent 12 months. I can be accessible to play for the Dolphins in all limited-overs competitions and can give it my all to assist them win trophies this season,” he added.

The southpaw is but to be capped at check stage regardless of having fun with a profitable limited-overs profession. CSA Chief Govt Thabang Moroe stays hopeful that he can be again in first-class cricket a while sooner or later.

“It’s disappointing to lose David from our pool of potential check gamers,” Moroe mentioned. “On the age of 29 he nonetheless has a few years of fine cricket left in him in all codecs however on the identical time now we have to grasp that he needs to throw his full weight into serving to the Proteas to win the ICC World Cup.

“He has time on his fingers to renew his first-class profession sooner or later and I sincerely hope that now we have not seen the final of him in purple ball cricket the place he has proven his simple skills previously.”

First Printed: September 11, 2018, 6:07 PM IST


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