David Miller withdrew what was according to his standards a modest return in the middle of South Africa 3-2 ODI victory over Pakistan. Miller just glimpsed the amazing power that he achieved with 16 *, 31 and 4, but insists that after a refreshing break in the new year he insists he is really good.
With the inaugural Mzansi Super League running straight from Australia on a limited route to Australia, there was no break at the end of the year and Miller admitted a "bit of confusion" before a three-week break while South Africa switched to the longest format with three tests against Pakistan.
"I feel really good to be honest," Miller said. "I had three weeks off, I was a lot in the gym, I was running a bit and enjoying my leisure, I think I was a little damaged at the end of last year, but I had a good break and I feel like I did it well, I was really hard and I felt good in my game and there was a lot of cricket so I needed some breaks. "
Miller was omitted from South Africa XI for a series of referees on Newlands on Wednesday, with the coach and selectors instead choosing the field to try all three of their versatile options in Wiaan Mulder, Andile Phehlukwayo and Chris Morris. The rotation continued in a white-cricket experiment in South Africa when coach Ottis Gibson and Faf du Plessis are exploring their options for the World Cup.
"It's sometimes challenging, but I think you have to deal with it like a player," Miller said. "We all have committed to bigger things and we all want to win the world cup as a country. If selectors or coach or captain want to try different people, you have to make a decision. This is something in everything that is determined to be a team. . It's nice to have a refreshing player. It's not average in the team. You must always be in your game A. "
While his ODI score against Pakistan was not great, it was only four seconds before Miller broke the 108-ball 139 to help set off an extraordinary series outside Australia. On a record day, Miller shared 252 booths with Captain du Plessis – the highest value Australia rejected in ODI.
"All of these performances take place as an experience," Miller said. "At the end of the day, the next game is just as important, but it's really nice to have it, but it has come and gone."
While Miller focuses attention in the future, the composition of the T20 team he is part of is also focused on the future of South Africa. He will be one of T20's most prominent players against Pakistan and has suggested that for the new team faces the forthcoming matches will feature both the World Cup glory and the opportunity for the T20's other opportunities.
"It's a different format, but every format you play for South Africa has an opportunity if you really excel to get your hand in that sense," he said. "It's a bit in the corner of the World Cup, so I do not know why not if someone is doing extremely well let's say there has been a lot of chances in the last 18 months to win a chance for a world championship.
"T20, worldwide, there are many contracts around the world, so as a young man, if you are doing well on the international stage, it gives you the opportunity for other formats in South Africa and abroad.
Just like a former South African team member in a white ball set, Miller is ranked as a team finisher in the middle. It is the role that has shaped virtually all of his career and that with which he has been very well born.
"It's almost my career," he said about the role of the finisher. "You form around yourself and you have to do it, that's something I've been working on, you always do not do it, but it's the goal – to train with the intention of finishing the game" That's how I wanted these moments, that's my role for many, many years and I'll come aboard. "