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David Miller named Paarl Royals captain for inaugural SA20 season

David Miller has been named Paarl Royals captain for the inaugural season of SA20, South Africa’s T20 league, which is scheduled for January 2023.
Miller was snapped up by the franchise in August, together with Jos Buttler, Obed McCoy and Corbin Bosch. All 4 gamers have labored with the homeowners earlier than, having represented Rajasthan Royals within the IPL. Miller can be a part of the Barbados Royals – which was taken over by the franchise in 2021 – within the CPL and was named captain forward of the 2022 season.

“It makes me immensely proud to have been appointed because the captain of the Paarl Royals,” Miller mentioned. “To have the ability to name it my dwelling, offers me nice pleasure. The folks of Paarl and the Western Cape as a complete are nice supporters of high quality and entertaining cricket, and my ambition will likely be to guide the workforce in the precise method and provides our followers numerous reminiscences to cheer their workforce on.

“We have already got some prime cricketers on board with the likes of Jos, Obed and Corbin, and I’m wanting ahead to working with an thrilling set of gamers to start out this SA20 journey.”

Within the ongoing CPL, Miller’s Royals are presently main the factors desk with six wins in seven matches. Miller has scored 166 runs in six innings at a strike-rate of 155.14. He was additionally a part of the IPL title-winning Gujarat Titans aspect this season, amassing 449 runs at a strike fee of 141.19. He was eighth on the checklist of main run-getters this season – and second behind captain Hardik Pandya for the Titans. He additionally captained South Africa to a 2-0 win in opposition to England in July.

Head coach JP Duminy, who can be Miller’s former South Africa team-mate, mentioned: “David is without doubt one of the most passionate gamers you’ll meet, and his studying of the conditions is one thing that will likely be very priceless to us. During the last yr or so, he has developed a killer intuition whereby he’s ending matches for his workforce – we have seen that within the IPL and for South Africa as nicely. Therefore, we’re delighted to have such an skilled participant as our chief, and extra importantly, somebody who has a peaceful head on his shoulders. We will likely be carefully working with him in addition to different gamers of the management group together with Jos (Buttler), who himself has a wealth of expertise.”

The SA20 public sale is about to happen on September 19 in Cape City. The franchises have an total purse of USD 2 million and should purchase as many gamers as they like, as much as the utmost restrict of 17. The cash obtainable to them on the public sale will likely be primarily based on what’s left of the purse after the pre-auction signings.

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