• Dolphins happy it’s Miller’s time

    Dolphins batsman David Miller was awarded the T20 International Cricketer of the Year award at the 2019 Cricket South Africa awards last weekend.

    Miller was in fine form for the Proteas during the T20I season, when he averaged 36 with a top score of 65 not out against Pakistan at the Wanderers.

    The 30-year-old will continue to be a vital cog in the Proteas T20 side as the team looks forward to the 2020 T20 World Cup in Australia under new management.

    ‘It’s great to see players from KwaZulu-Natal being rewarded for hard work and good performance,’ said KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union chief executive officer Heinrich Strydom.

    ‘Dave has become such an important part of the national limited-overs teams and we hope that he can continue the good form both for the national side and the Dolphins.’

    Also among the awards were two young cricketers from KwaZulu-Natal Inland.

    Hilton College star Michael Booth was named U17 Player of the Year. St Charles College captain Wesley Madhivere was also in the awards. He won the award for the Schools T20 Cricketer of the Year.

    ‘For the younger players to be recognised at a national level is also hugely encouraging in that it validates the work that we have put in to improving the cricketing pipeline through the province,’ added Strydom.

    ‘We hope that these players continue to make an impact nationally and provincially.’

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