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David Miller eyeing Test berth

Miller can make up for De Villiers's absence

By Anshuman Roy -

Miller is a regular in the South African ODI side. (AFP)

With South Africa’s problems mounting in Test matches after their recent series loss against England, things don’t look good. AB de Villiers’s absence from the side has also hurt them very badly.

Now if recent reports are to be believed, David Miller is saying to have an eye for the South African Test side. He will very much come in as a replacement for as big a name as AB de Villiers.

South Africa ‘A’ coach Shukri Conrad stated that David Miller is hungry for runs in the longer formats. The ‘A’ squad is currently preparing for the two 4-day match series against India ‘A’. The side is not dwelling on their recent defeat in the triangular series.

“We had a really good one-day series, despite us being beaten comprehensively in the final. I thought the toss had a lot to do with that, but overall I was happy. We have a lot of new faces, a lot of fresh energy. There’s a lot of experience here around this four-day group, and if the recent training sessions have been anything to go by, then it’s going to be a good couple of weeks,” claimed Conrad according to SA Cricket Mag.com.

“I’m not sure if it’s about the personnel necessarily, all you ever want are hungry players, players that want to be here and players that want to perform. Not wanting to single anyone out, but for example, if you take a David Miller, who is a must-have anywhere in the world in any T20 side, and this is where he’s chosen to be. That says a lot about who David is at the moment and what he’s wanting to achieve. I’m sure the rest of the guys will rub off from that as well,” concluded Conrad.

Anshuman Roy

Someone for whom Cricket is more than just a game.