David Miller supports Quinton de Kock as patron of South Africa
LONDON: South African mid-order hitter David Miller has backed Kock Quinton The captaincy in the ODI format and has said that the left-handed wicket-keeper is quite mature and will give stability to the side.
In January of this year, Kock was announced as patron of the side of South Africa, replacing Faf du Plessis .
Quinny and I have come a long way. I had never met him before playing for South Africa, and our relationship has become stronger and stronger. As everyone knows, Quinny is Quinny. He is an amazing artist, he thinks about things very simply, but at the same time, I really believe that as he gets older, Miller quoted ESPN Cricinfo.
Now he is 27 years old, he is not a young scourge, he is actually a mature and suitable senior player, and I really feel he has a great feeling on the ground, during the game he has a great understanding of the game. There is a calm for him that comes with that. He oozes enjoying the game and I think it's a great asset he has, he added.
Miller, 30, is one of the boys experienced in setting limited limitations in South Africa and recently represented Hurricanes Hobart in the current Big Bash League (BBL).
It's very exciting. I saw the team leave and it was not the normal team that everyone is used to seeing. It's refreshing to see it from Australia and think it's a new beginning. The teams go up and down. I personally do not enjoy the fact that we are only building for something, Miller said.
It is an exciting time to be in South Africa Cricket , there's a lot going on, but the guys have got a lot of energy, they're willing to learn, and having the management we do, that have played a lot of Cricket , it's a good combination," he added.
Last year, South Africa had a disappointing campaign of more than 50 years in the World Cup, as the team failed to reach the semifinals.
Soon, Proteas will face England in three ODI and Miller said they would be required on tiptoe as they would face the number one side in the 50+ format.
"We are playing the world champions at the end of the day. But Cricket is Cricket and everyone's beatable. If we come with the right approach and mindset, and we nail down what we need to do - which is take wickets and score runs - I think it's going to be a really good competition," Miller said.
South Africa will face England in the first ODI on February 4.