Glamorgan CCC has signed South African international batsman David Miller as an overseas player for the NatWest T20 Blast campaign, subject to ECB registration.
The hard-hitting left-hander arrives on Saturday and will be available for six T20 Blast matches for the Welsh County starting with Essex Eagles on Sunday (23 July), with his last match set to be against Surrey on Friday 4th August.
A player of international calibre Miller has played 52 T20 internationals and 99 One-Day Internationals for South Africa with previous experience playing in the NatWest T20 Blast having turned out for both Durham Jets and Yorkshire Vikings in previous campaigns.
The white-ball specialist has enjoyed successful spells for St. Lucia Zouks in the Caribbean Premier League and in the IPL for the Kings XI Punjab. In over 227 T20 matches he has amassed an impressive record, scoring nearly 5,000 runs at an average over 34 with a strike rate of 136.
Miller’s last outing in Cardiff was at the end of June for South Africa in the third NatWest International T20. England were victorious then against the tourists, but David will have fonder memories of playing in the Welsh capital after helping his national team through to the semi-finals of the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy with a group stage victory against West Indies as well as two highly impressive innings at 2012 Finals Day when he scored over 100 runs across two innings.
“We are delighted to sign David Miller for a six-game stint in this year’s NatWest T20 Blast campaign,” said Hugh Morris Glamorgan Chief Executive and Director of Cricket.
“David is a fine batsman, with a wealth of experience in T20 cricket. He is a match-winner and a finisher, proven to be one of the most destructive batsman in the game at both domestic and international level.
“Hopefully his signing will add depth to our batting and boost our prospects of replicating last season’s form when we secured a home quarter-final in the knock-out stages.
“We look forward to welcoming David to The SSE SWALEC this weekend.”
After four matches Glamorgan currently sit in a qualifying position from the South Group having won two games against this weekend’s opponents in Cardiff, Sussex Sharks and Essex Eagles. Advance price tickets are available for both games, whilst there’s discount admission price for under 17s for Sunday’s game.
Visit www.glamorgancricket.com for more details and to purchase tickets.