The Telegraph
Friday , April 18 , 2014
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We can win the trophy: Miller

New Delhi: Devastating South Africa batsman David Miller believes Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) have built a strong squad capable of winning their maiden Indian Premier League title this season.

“It is exciting to have a different group of players. Overall, the squad looks more than capable to win the title. We have been training hard from the past four-five days and are getting to know each other,” Miller said on Thursday.

Miller feels the depth in batting and fast bowling is enough to bail the team out during tough situations. “Look, it is really cool to have so many good players around. I have been discussing a lot of cricket with (Virender) Sehwag and (George) Bailey, too, comes across as a man of wisdom.

“Now, the challenge is to gel well together in a short time. It was only last night that all of us went out for desert safari,” said the 24-year-old.

Asked how he feels about his game and whether he has tried to invent any innovative stroke in the nets of late, the big-hitting Miller comes up with a witty reply.

“Well I am actually working on my forward defence,” he quipped.

“Actually, the focus is just to spend a lot of time in the nets and try hitting every ball besides doing the usual drills.”

Even though Miller is yet to make his Test debut, he said he was in no hurry. “I have not set any timeframe for making my Test debut. The childhood dream was to play for South Africa and that has happened.

“I just want to take it as it comes and toil further in domestic cricket. And hope I get to play Tests sometime in my career,” he signed off.