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‘Most Important Game of Our Lives’: David Miller Ahead of World Cup Clash against India

Written by Toshi Pawar

India vs South Africa is perfectly set up for a mouth-watering clash between the No.1 and No.2 sides in the ongoing World Cup. While India are yet to taste a defeat in the tournament, South Africa had one hiccup – defeat vs Netherlands – in an otherwise dominating campaign which has seen them blow oppositions away.

November 5 could well decide who ends on top of the table before the semis get underway but David Miller, South Africa’s destructive middle-order batter, doesn’t want to look too far ahead. In an exclusive chat with CricketNext, the left-hander talks about the hunger in the side, lavishes praise on Quinton de Kock and explains why the game vs India is the “most important game” of their lives. 

“I think we we’ve done really well, so far, obviously, winning six from seven, we’ve put ourselves in a great position. We just need to, I think, win one more to completely qualify. But this game is a really big game for us. As I mentioned, we’re taking one game at a time and we’re not worrying about the future. And this becomes the most important game of our lives” he said.

“Every team has a really good team and world-class players but just what we have kind of produced so far has been really good to see from the top six outside of the top seven because Jansen is batting at seven and he’s batting phenomenally well. So the guys have just kind of enjoyed each other’s success and batted around, you know, taking confidence from De Kock, Temba, Rassie, Reeza, upfront, those four guys and then Markram, Klassen and myself.

It makes it a lot easier for us to, to kind of come in and once the foundation has done really well. So yeah, I think the guys are in a really good space. It is a very destructive order. We are very experienced now and we’ve been playing for a long time together, which makes a big difference. We know what makes each other tick, and getting experience individually from everywhere around the world with all the leagues. You know, everyone has played around the world in certain leagues. So the experience is definitely there” he added.

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