After 99 ODI appearances for the Proteas, David Miller is looking for consistency.
‘My career has been up and down,’ he said, ahead of his 100th match, against Bangladesh in Kimberley on Sunday. ‘I never dreamed of playing that many games for my country, and as the journey has gone on I have enjoyed it more and more.’
Miller joins an elite group of ODI specialists alongside AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis in the current squad.
Since making his debut against the West Indies in 2010, he has floated between the No 5 and No 6 positions in the middle order, where he has scored 2396 runs at an average of 39.27, including four centuries.
He is keen to get consistency to keep him in the side in the two-year run-up to the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019.
‘I have taken more responsibility in my own game and off the field has well, it has been a huge learning curve over the last seven years, one that I will not forget.’
Miller returns to a happy hunting ground in the Diamond Oval, a venue where he has produced record-breaking performances in his debut season with the VKB Knights. He smashed a career-best 177 off 195-balls for the Knights in a Sunfoil Series match against the bizhub Highveld Lions late last season, and followed it up with 123 off 86 balls in a Momentum One-Day Cup clash against the same opponents earlier this year.
This match, scheduled to start at 10:00am, is the first of three ODIs, followed by Paarl and East London.
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