• Miller gets another captaincy gig

    David Miller will captain the Barbados Royals in this year’s Caribbean Premier League.

    The 33-year-old batsman is currently leading the Proteas in their T20I series against England in the absence of the injured Temba Bavuma.

    Miller takes over the Barbados role from Jason Holder, who captained the franchise to the 2019 CPL title. However, they failed to qualify for the playoffs in the other three campaigns in which he was in charge.

    “During my time at the Royals in the IPL, I always felt very valued and have been able to establish a deep connection with the team,” Miller said.

    “It is an exciting time for me to come to the Barbados Royals, and a privilege to have been appointed as the captain.

    “It is a team that has an abundance of young and experienced talent from the Caribbean and I am looking forward to working with the entire group to get down to achieving our objectives for the 2022 season.”

    Head coach Trevor Penney said: “Having worked with David before, at the Rajasthan Royals, we knew he has a cricketing brain which not only reads situations very well on the field but is also very passionately involved off the field.

    “He is someone who helps in creating a perfect environment for his teammates to excel in, and that is what we are expecting out of him here at Barbados, where he will be leading the franchise.

    “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Jason for his contribution to the team as the captain, and for agreeing to our decision of having a new leader for the team. He is one of the pillars of this Barbados side and will continue to remain so going forward.”

    The CPL will start on 31 August with the final scheduled for 30 September.

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    Simon Borchardt