Now that David Miller finally has the monkey off his back, he needs to continue building to fulfill the promise that he has held for so long. Miller is far more than a finisher, and how South Africa uses him during the World Cup will be crucial.
For a man whose motto is: if it’s in the V it’s in a tree, if it’s in the arc it’s out the mark, David Miller’s maiden century against the West Indies on Sunday was remarkably restrained. For the most part, Miller’s unbeaten 130 off 133 balls was modestly approached. Sure, there was a six that landed in the car park, but that was one hit out of many.
Much of his maturity was evident in how he started off. His first 50 came off 75 balls. He accelerated towards his hundred, taking just 46 deliveries to reach the milestone, but hardly ever was any unnecessary risk taken.
He might not have looked in control of every single ball, but he managed to stay patient. That Miller was as comfortable leaving as he was driving showed that he is quickly gaining a maturity at international level which he had previously…
Source : Daily Maverick