David Miller

David Miller
rsaSouth Africa
Current Team
South Africa
ICC Cricket World Cup
June 10, 1989

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David Miller Profile

David Miller, born on June 10, 1989, in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, is a dynamic left-handed batsman known for his explosive power-hitting. He made his mark in the 2013 IPL season with his catchphrase, “If it’s in the V, it’s in the tree; if it’s in the arc, it’s out the park.” Starting his career with the Dolphins at 17, Miller’s consistent performances earned him a spot in the South African national team in 2010. He showcased his talent in the English domestic circuit with Durham and made a significant impact in the IPL, especially in 2013, scoring 418 runs for Punjab. Miller’s dream innings came in 2016 against Australia, where he scored a match-winning century. Aiming for a Test spot, Miller has been a consistent performer in limited-overs for South Africa. With his aggressive style and determination, Miller remains a crucial asset for the Proteas.

David Miller Stats

David Miller Batting Career Summary

Format Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
ODI 156 133 40 3888 139 41.8 3779 102.88 5 21 289 110 69 0
T20I 114 99 34 2216 106* 34.09 1532 144.64 2 6 147 106 77 1
FC 63 99 7 3342 177 36.32 5782 57.8 6 19 459 42 73 0
List A 259 224 57 6916 139 41.41 6869 100.68 9 43 526 195 114 0
T20 454 411 137 9727 120* 35.5 7009 138.77 4 44 683 435 286 1

David Miller Bowling Career Summary

Format Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
ODI 156
T20I 114
FC 63 4 50 42 0 5.04 0 0 0
List A 259
T20 454 3 18 31 0 10.33 0 0 0

David Miller Recent Matches

MATCH Bat Date Ground Format
South Africa vs Australia 49 09-Sep-2023 Bloemfontein ODI # 4638
South Africa vs Australia 0 07-Sep-2023 Bloemfontein ODI # 4635
Kings vs Kandy 26 17-Aug-2023 Colombo (RPS) T20
Kings vs Titans 5 13-Aug-2023 Colombo (RPS) T20
Kings vs Kandy 24 12-Aug-2023 Colombo (RPS) T20

Debut of David Miller

Format Match Details Date Ground
ODI West Indies vs South Africa May 22, 2010 North Sound
T20I West Indies vs South Africa May 20, 2010 North Sound
FC Warriors vs Dolphins January 24 – 27, 2008 Pietermaritzburg
LIST A Dolphins vs Titans February 08, 2008 Durban
T20 Warriors vs Dolphins April 06, 2008 Durban

World Cup Performances – Early Days

David Miller played a significant role in the World Cup for South Africa. In the 2015 edition, he scored 324 runs at an average of 65 and a strike rate of 139. He began the tournament with a remarkable 138 off just 92 balls against Zimbabwe. This innings included a record 256-run partnership with JP Duminy, the highest for the fifth-wicket in World Cup history. In the crucial semifinal against New Zealand, Miller played a quickfire cameo, scoring 49 off just 18 balls.

Notable Achievements

Miller’s explosive batting has been a highlight of his career. In 2016, he played what many consider the best knock of his career, securing a thrilling win against Australia at Durban with a brilliant century. He has been a consistent performer in the IPL, with the 2013 season being particularly notable where he scored 418 runs at an average of 59.71.

Style of Play

David Miller is known for his aggressive style of batting, especially in the death overs. His famous catchphrase, “If it’s in the V, it’s in the tree; if it’s in the arc, it’s out the park,” perfectly encapsulates his approach to batting.

International Career

Miller made his international debut in 2010 during South Africa’s tour of the West Indies. He has since been a regular member of the ODI and T20I teams. Despite facing criticism at times, Miller has proven his worth with consistent performances, especially in limited-overs formats.

Domestic Cricket Performances

Before making a mark internationally, Miller showcased his talent for Durham in the English domestic circuit. He also played for various teams in the IPL, with Punjab being the most notable one.

Future Prospects

While Miller has been branded as a limited-overs specialist by many, he aspires to make it to the Test team in the future. Given his style of play and recent form, he remains a crucial player for South Africa in limited-overs matches.


Miller was signed up by Punjab for the 2011 IPL season as a replacement for Dimitri Mascarenhas but did not play a single game. However, his fortunes changed in the 2013 IPL, where he emerged as the highest run-getter for Punjab.

FAQs of David Miller

Q1. When did David Miller make his debut for South Africa?

A: David Miller made his T20I debut for South Africa against the West Indies on May 20, 2010, and his ODI debut against the same team on May 22, 2010.

Q2. What is David Miller’s most notable achievement in the IPL?

A: David Miller’s most memorable IPL innings came in 2013 when he scored a scintillating 101* off just 38 balls for Punjab against Bangalore, which is one of the fastest centuries in IPL history.

Q3. How did David Miller perform in the 2015 ICC World Cup?

A: In the 2015 ICC World Cup, David Miller played a pivotal role for South Africa, scoring 324 runs at an average of 65, including a remarkable 138 off 92 balls against Zimbabwe.