Miller’s return to Dolphins confirmed

2018-05-10 13:18
Pietermaritzburg-born Proteas batsman David Miller returns to Dolphins.

Pietermaritzburg-born Proteas batsman David Miller returns to Dolphins. (Gallo Images)

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Dolphins coach Grant Morgan is thrilled to have Pietermaritzburg-born Proteas batsman David Miller back in his team, after confirming the 28-year-old player’s move for next season.

Miller, currently playing for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League, started his career with the Dolphins in 2008, before leaving them to join the Knights two years ago.

“Ja, that’s positive. He will be joining us for next season,” said an excited Morgan about Miller’s decision to rejoin the Durban franchise on Wednesday.

During his time with the Dolphins, Miller was one of the key players who led the side to the RAM SLAM T2O Challenge title, beating Cape Cobras in the 2014 final.

In the 2016/17 season, the player won the Sunfoil Series title with the Knights, and coach Morgan will be hoping that the batsman will boost their mission to bring back happy days in Durban.

“He is a match-winner and he has proven himself at international level in all formats of the game. He was probably the main reason that the Knights won their four-day trophy and he did well last season again,” said Morgan.

Miller, as a Proteas contracted player, gets to choose which franchise he plays for.

Morgan said they were happy that Miller had chosen to play for them, as he could have joined any franchise in the country since he’s a top player.

“I’m sure all the guys in the team, even the management, probably whispered in his ear to come back and join us, but it was his decision,” said Morgan.

“Also, he’s got his mother and father based here in the province, so I think it was his decision to come back, but actually all of us would have whispered in his ear because he is a Durban guy, he spent his life here and belongs in Natal.”

Miller joins KwaZulu-Natal Inland cricket team fast bowler Kerwin Mungroo, who has been handed a professional contract by the Durban franchise.

Morgan said they are not going to be adding any other members to the squad as he believes they now have enough talent in their system, which included players from semi-professional teams Inland and KZN Coastal.

“The fact that we won three trophies across our teams last season shows that there is enough talent around our squad,” he explained.

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