Miller praises South Africa's 'refreshing' team for England's ODI series
CAPE CITY: Blunt Batter David Miller He has backed the new one-day international team from South Africa to banish memories of a disastrous World Cup campaign last year, before a series of three home games with England starting in Newlands on Tuesday.
South Africa won only three of its nine games in the world final last year, as England was crowned world champion in its homeland, and at the beginning of a new cycle before the end of 2023 has renewed its team.
Bats Janneman Malan and JJ Smuts , wicketkeeper Kyle Verreynne, the all-terrain swivel Bjorn Fortuin and bowler Lutho Sipamla are fresh faces that will be guided for the first time by the captain Kock Quinton .
It's exciting, Miller told reporters. It is not the normal team everyone is used to seeing. From my point of view, it is refreshing, it is a new beginning.
The boys who have entered should learn as quickly as possible. We are here to win, not just to see how things are going.
It is an exciting time to be in South African cricket. The boys have a lot of energy and are willing to learn.
Miller has also welcomed the appointment of De Kock, who takes over Faf du Plessis , the latter had rested for the series along with the fast bowler Kagiso Rabada.
Quinny and I have come a long way. He is an amazing artist and thinks about things very simply.
But I really believe that as he got older, he had a great feeling on the ground during the game. A great understanding of what is happening and what to do.
Miller expects the selectors to support the team that has been chosen beyond this series and give players a fair run.
It is about trying to find the best combination as soon as possible and continue with that. It's about doing business in the park. It's about putting the scores together as a batting unit.
We are playing the world champions, but they are all windable. If we come with the right mindset, it will be a really good series.