Miller eyes World T20 spot
July 10, 2012 10:50:39 UK
David Miller is targeting a South African recall for the Twenty20 World Cup in September and hopes his performances for Yorkshire have put him in the frame.
Left-hander Miller has smashed 11 sixes in his 221 runs for the white rose county, with his power-hitting a crucial component of the charge into the Friends Life t20 quarter-finals.
The 23-year-old made the last of his 24 limited-overs appearances for the Proteas last October and concedes he had slipped back in the reckoning before his latest stint in the English domestic game.
"I hope I'm doing the right thing. It's about playing as much cricket as I can. I want to get better as a player and the more I play the better I will get and the more experienced," he said.
For me it would be a massive thing to make the World Cup at the end of the year but I can't control that. What I can control is runs, and I really hope things swing my way.David Miller
"For me it would be a massive thing to make the World Cup at the end of the year but I can't control that. What I can control is runs, and I really hope things swing my way.
"Others are ahead of me, it's tough competition, and particularly so when it is only a 15-man squad that they are taking."
Miller will have Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie, who he worked under with Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League in 2011, to thank if his displays have been recognised by the South African selectors.
"I wasn't actually looking to play any cricket this season but I got an opportunity I wouldn't have turned down for anything," Miller, who has returned home for a short break ahead of the last-eight clash with Worcestershire on July 25, said. "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here."
Before the Twenty20 World Cup, Miller will hope he can help Yorkshire win the Friends Life T20, starting with the quarter-final clash with Worcestershire.
Yorkshire are 1.44 to beat Worcestershire, while the visitors to Headingley are 2.75 to secure their spot at finals day.
South Africa are 2223.00 to win the Twenty20 World Cup.
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