County news June 8, 2012

Yorkshire bring in David Miller for t20

ESPNcricinfo staff

Yorkshire have signed David Miller, the South African batsman, as their second overseas player for the Friends Life t20. He joins Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc, who is already with the county.

Miller, 22, played for Durham in last season's competition, scoring 212 runs in 13 matches, including one half-century as Durham reached the quarter-final, losing at Hampshire. He has also played in this season's IPL, with 98 runs in six innings for Kings XI Punjab.

"David is available for the whole tournament which made him an attractive proposition," Yorkshire's director of cricket Martyn Moxon said. "You look at his strike-rate, he averages 120-plus per 100 balls, and in the Indian Premier League he's been scoring at 150-plus.He's that explosive type of player we've been looking for. I'm excited by the squad we've assembled for this campaign."

Miller, a powerful middle-order batsman, has also played eight T20s for South Africa and 16 ODIs, including a best of 59 from 51 balls against Australia in Port Elizabeth. He made his international debut in May 2010, where he top-scored in a T20 against West Indies.

Yorkshire's first game in the Flt20 is against Miller's club of last year, Durham, at Headingley on June 15. He will hope to help Yorkshire to their first quarter final since 2007.

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  • Rob on June 9, 2012, 2:14 GMT

    A very good signing indeed - Miller's close to a recall for the national side.

  • Matthew on June 9, 2012, 0:28 GMT

    Glad we've at last made a signing but don't know a great deal about the lad. I do think we're a bit short in the bowling department, especially with Shahzad gone and Starc possible leaving at any point to join up with Aus A.

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