Paarl Royals skipper David Miller says he will use the experience of World Cup-winning England captains Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan during the SA20.
Morgan famously led England to ODI glory in 2019 while Buttler lifted the T20 World Cup in Australia last year.
However, it is Miller, the Proteas’ T20I captain in Temba Bavuma’s absence last year, who will led the Royals into battle against MI Cape Town at Newlands on Tuesday (17:30).
“We’re privileged to have the two captains there and the experience that they have is invaluable for our squads,” Miller said at Monday’s press conference.
“I haven’t been captain too many games in my career, but I’m always wanting to learn and trying to improve my game and that’s with captaincy as well.
“To have those guys alongside me, it would be silly not to use all of their experience so I’m looking forward to that.
“Captaincy grows on you and it builds a lot of character in one’s game and I’m looking forward to the challenge. Having guys like that makes a huge difference and they’ve already contributed a big amount in the lead-up to tomorrow’s game. I’m very pleased to have them here.”
Miller said he expected Tuesday’s opening match to be a “humdinger”.
“There’s going to be a lot of excitement around the players, it’s been built up for a long time,” he added. “I think everyone is pretty keen to get on the park and express their skills and what they have to offer for the Capetonians.”
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MI Cape Town: Rashid Khan (c), Kagiso Rabada, Dewald Brevis, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Rassie van der Dussen, Ryan Rickelton, George Linde, Beuran Hendricks, Duan Jansen, Delano Potgieter, Grant Roelofsen, Wesley Marshall, Olly Stone, Waqar Salamkheil, Zuyaad Abharams, Odean Smith, Jofra Archer.
Paarl Royals: David Miller (c), Corbin Bosch, Jos Buttler, Obed McCoy, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jason Roy, Dane Vilas, Bjorn Fortuin, Wihan Lubbe, Ferisco Adams, Imraan Manack, Evan Jones, Ramon Simmonds, Mitchell van Buuren, Eoin Morgan, Codi Yusuf, Andile Phehlukwayo.