South Africa Batsmen Have Not Finished Job: Miller

Written by Vipin Darwade

There isn’t much left in the ICC World Cup for the South Africa team more than pride as they slid out of the race to make the semifinals with two matches still to go. However, middle-order batsman David Miller will be hoping that the batsmen can convert some of their starts into a bigger innings to end the tournament on a high.

“As a batting unit, we’ve had starts and we haven’t kicked on and it’s happened throughout the competition,” Miller said in the ICC mixed zone after South Africa’s 49-run loss to Pakistan at Lord’s on Sunday (June 23).

“All the batters have got starts and not finished the job. We haven’t had enough hundred partnerships or fifty partnerships and you’re not going to win games of cricket like that,” he added.

“I’ve scored four 30s. Two of them have been at the back end, trying to go for it and the other two, I feel like I could have put in two big performances there. On self-reflection, it has been quite disappointing,” Miller, who scored 38 against Bangladesh and 31 against India apart from 36 against New Zealand and 31 against Pakistan, said.

“The margins are really small. It’s a split second here or there when you could be caught. On another day, that could be six,” he added.

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