Despite losing the series against India David Miller of South Africa said that they are feeling “very optimistic” going into the Twenty20 World Cup this month. Miller scored an unbeaten 106 from 47 balls on Sunday, but it was all in vain as India defeated England by 16 runs in Guwahati to grab a commanding 2-0 series lead.
David Miller Continues to Runs for South Africa
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The penultimate game for both sides before the World Cup in Australia is the third T20, which will be played on Tuesday in Indore. Miller, a middle-order batsman, claimed that their morale for the World Cup wouldn’t be affected by losing the series.
On October 24, South Africa launches their campaign. Numerous instances have occurred in the past, including the fact that Australia struggled before the World Cup (last year) and went on to win it, the 33-year-old Miller told reporters. I don’t believe there is much cause for concern. As I previously stated, there are a few areas that we can improve, and I believe this will always be the case.
We have a number of areas where we feel pretty good about ourselves
After being given the opportunity to bat first on Sunday, India amassed a massive 237-3, with Suryakumar Yadav standing out for his 22-ball 61 that tore up the opposition’s bowling. In their combined 15 overs, South African fast bowlers Kagiso Rabada, Wayne Parnell, Lungi Ngidi, and Anrich Nortje conceded 201 runs.
Killer Miller and Quinton de Kock in the Supreme Form
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South Africa was 47-3 in response until Miller and Quinton de Kock, who struck 69, put together an unbroken partnership of 174 runs to give the visitors a fright. Over the past 18 months, we have developed a pretty strong group, and we get along extremely well, Miller continued.
The series loss was really frustrating, but at least we can leave with our heads held high since we have wonderful relationships and have won many series in the last year.
He lauded Suryakumar’s performance and thinks the Proteas may benefit from his approach to T20 hitting, earning him the nickname “Killer” Miller for his ability to dissect the opposing bowling. To hand a top-tier player like Surya a few free throws, Miller blamed his bowlers’ inconsistent performance at times.
We should all be a little tougher on ourselves and tighten up in a few places even though we are all only human. From India’s standpoint, Surya’s knock was a really fantastic injection, but there are things we can use moving forward.