|David Miller Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||June 10, 1989|
David Miller is a South African professional cricketer who has served his national team in the limited-overs formats (ODIs, T20Is) as an aggressive middle-order batsman and an outstanding fielder. He was one of the stars in South Africa’s run to the semi-final at the 2015 ICC (International Cricket Council) Cricket World Cup, scoring 324 runs at a robust average of 65 and a stellar strike rate of 139. David has played for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and has even captained the franchise.
David Andrew Miller
Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
David studied at the esteemed Maritzburg College in his hometown of Pietermaritzburg.
- Father – Andrew Miller (Former Club Cricketer)
- Mother – Jenny Miller
- Siblings – Jessica Miller (Older Sister), Gregory Miller (Younger Brother)
Right-Arm Off break
Middle-Order Batsman, Occasional Wicketkeeper
10 – ODI, T20I, IPL
6 ft or 183 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of British descent.
- Sports a light stubble
- Affable smile
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped, tousled hair
David has been featured in the TV commercials for brands like –
- Hero Cycles
- Finolex Cables
- Tic Tac
He has been sponsored by brands such as –
- New Balance
David Miller Favorite Things
- Cricket Format – Test Cricket
- Cricketer/Role Model – Matthew Hayden
- Wicket Keeper – Adam Gilchrist
- Sports – Cricket, Golf
- Adventure Sport – Surfing
- Golfers – Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy
- Cricket Fielder – Jonty Rhodes
David Miller Facts
- David’s father, a former cricketer, always used to impress upon his son the importance of playing multiple sports to stay fit and David used to play cricket, tennis, hockey, and squash in his school days.
- He was bought at the 2013 IPL Auctions by Kings XI Punjab for the heavy sum of INR 6 crores and represented them till the 2019 season, playing a key part in the team reaching the final of the 2014 season.
- During an IPL game in the 2015 season, a ball hit by him for a six had struck a security official causing him to lose sight in one of his eyes.
- In South Africa’s semi-final match against England in the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, David resurrected his team’s floundering innings with a fighting score of 51 not out and shared a 95-run partnership with Rory Kleinveldt for the 9th wicket, which was the then-record for the highest partnership for the 9th wicket in the tournament’s history.
- During a group stage match against Zimbabwe in the 2015 ICC World Cup, he shared an unbeaten partnership of 256 runs for the 5th wicket with JP Duminy, which was not just a World Cup record but also an ODI record at that time for the 5th wicket.
- In October 2017, during Bangladesh’s tour of South Africa, he became the 3rd cricketer after Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard to play 100 or more ODIs without featuring in a Test Match for his country. During the same series, he scored his maiden hundred in the T20I format which came in just 35 balls and was the fastest hundred scored in a T20I match at that time and the first by a batsman batting at the number 5 position or lower. During that innings, he also became only the 5th South African to reach the milestone of 1,000 T20I runs.
- Although he played 63 first-class (domestic 4-day) games in his career, he quit the format in September 2018 as he decided that after a decade-long international career for South Africa, he no longer held the desire to represent his country in a Test Match, a format he never got to play at the international level.
- He revealed during an interview that his left foot is bigger than his right foot.
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