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Miller quits first-class cricket to focus on World Cup

CAPE TOWN: Exhausting-hitting middle-order batsman David Miller has to cease first-class cricket in a bid to give attention to his restricted overs recreation ahead of subsequent 12 months’ World Cup in England and Wales.

The 29-year-old, who collectively holds the file for the quickest Twenty20 Worldwide century off 35 balls, is day by day in South Africa’s limited-overs teams and says he would barely focus on ‘the format I like’.

“It was a tough decision to make,” Miller talked about in a media launch from Cricket South Africa on Tuesday. “I’ve decided that I’d, in future, prefer to give attention to white ball cricket to ensure that I can supply myself the right different to play for the Proteas inside the format that I like.

“It is a essential decision for me, significantly with the World Cup looming subsequent 12 months.”

Miller added he would play residence restricted overs cricket this season for the Durban-based Dolphins.

“I may be accessible to play for the Dolphins in all limited-overs competitions and may give it my all to help them to win trophies this season,” he added.

Miller has scored 3,342 runs in 63 first-class matches, averaging 36.32 with six centuries and 19 half-centuries.

The left-handed batsman has not been capped at Check out diploma, nevertheless, CSA Chief Govt Thabang Moroe is hopeful that he’ll make himself accessible in first-class cricket in the end.

“It is disappointing to lose David from our pool of potential check out players,” Moroe talked about. “On the age of 29 he nonetheless has a number of years of wonderful cricket left in him in all codecs nevertheless on the an identical time, we have got to know that he must throw his full weight into serving to the Proteas to win the ICC World Cup.

“He has time on his arms to resume his first-class career in the long run and I sincerely hope that we have got not seen the ultimate of him in crimson ball cricket the place he has confirmed his plain talents before now.”

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