India vs South Africa, David Miller: Star South African batsman David Miller is confident that the series loss against India will not make his team weak in the T20 World Cup. Miller cited Australia’s title win in the 2021 T20 World Cup, which was struggling to perform consistently before the tournament.
South Africa’s top-order batsmen struggled badly even as their bowlers were not in sync in the second T20I on Sunday, helping India take a 2-0 series lead with a 16-run win.
David Miller, who scored an unbeaten century in the second T20, said that the defeat will not hurt him much, as Australia also struggled a lot in 2021 but eventually they became world champions. Australia’s team entered the World Cup after losing five consecutive series in the T20 format.
Miller said at the post-match press conference, “There have been many examples in the past, one of which is Australia that they weren’t doing very well before the World Cup and then they went on to become world champions. So I don’t think it’s a good idea.” need to worry more about.”
He further said, we have built a very good team in the last one and a half years. Together we do very well. We have good partnerships, we won a lot of series last year.
The attacking batsman said, “It was definitely disappointing to lose the series tonight but we have competed really well in the past but still losing the series is disappointing.”
The Temba Bavuma-led side were given a tight target of 238 but the captain failed to open the account for the second successive match while Riley Roseau was also dismissed for naught.
However, Miller played an excellent innings of 106 not out in 47 balls and shared an unbroken 174 runs for the fourth wicket with Quinton de Kock (69 not out off 48 balls) to keep the match close.
Miller said, “We didn’t bat well in the last match. In this match also we did not start well but we managed to build a very good partnership and in the end the match was very competitive.
Miller, however, took a softer approach towards his bowlers. He said, “More than 400 runs in the match, I don’t want to be too harsh on the bowlers but I think at times we were not able to execute the plan properly.”
Miller said, “He did really well in the last match. We can still improve in some departments before the World Cup, we still have time.”
Referring to the packed Barsapara Stadium, Miller said, “India had the backing of the audience and so it’s not easy to come here as an opponent to play in Indian conditions. They make a lot of noise. You can use it to your advantage.” You can also use it. Just enjoy the ambiance. You don’t get this kind of atmosphere anywhere in the world.”
The match was interrupted twice – first when a snake entered the ground and then a floodlight went off during South Africa’s innings. But Miller said it gave him a good break.
He said, “These things are out of our control and it gave us time to look into what really happened in the power play. It gave us a little bit of time to talk. And then there was the snake too. I mean That a lot was going on today.”
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