David Miller’s early sporting life encompassed a diverse array of activities, including hockey, tennis, and squash. Yet, it was the sport of cricket that truly captured the heart of this talented 25-year-old hailing from Pietermaritzburg. His journey into the Proteas’ one-day side began at a tender age of 20 in 2010, and he went on to play 13 matches in preparation for the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Despite his dreams of participating in the prestigious tournament, he faced disappointment when he missed the selection for South Africa’s final squad.
However, Miller’s powerful hitting abilities catapulted him to global recognition, especially after his explosive performances for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL during 2013. His international career witnessed a significant milestone when he notched his maiden century against the West Indies. Just two innings later, in the 2015 ICC World Cup, he showcased his prowess by crafting an unbeaten 138 against Zimbabwe.
While Miller has been a consistent performer in the ODI and T20 formats, he has yet to don the coveted Test cap for the Proteas, a milestone that awaits his future endeavors in the world of cricket.