Paarl Royals name David Miller captain for SA20

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The Paarl Royals have named South African batsman David Miller captain for the SA20.

The Paarl team are owned by the Royals Sports Group, who also own the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League and Barbados Royals in the Caribbean Premier League. Miller captained Barbados during the 2022 CPL.

“It makes me immensely proud to have been appointed as the captain of the Paarl Royals,” said Miller.

“To be able to call it my home, gives me great joy. The people of Paarl and the Western Cape as a whole are great supporters of quality and entertaining cricket, and my ambition will be to lead the team in the right manner and give our fans countless memories to cheer their team on.

“We already have some top cricketers on board with the likes of Jos Buttler, Obed McCoy and Corbin Bosch, and I am looking forward to working with an exciting set of players to start this SA20 journey.”

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Miller and Duminy partnership

He will work alongside Paarl Royals head coach JP Duminy, who was appointed alongside a strong support staff contingent last week.

“David is one of the most passionate players you will meet, and his reading of the situations is something that will be very valuable to us,” said Duminy.

“Over the last year or so, he has developed a killer instinct wherein he is finishing matches for his team – we’ve seen that in the IPL and for South Africa as well.

“Hence, we are delighted to have such an experienced player as our leader, and more importantly, someone who has a calm head on his shoulders.”

The inaugural edition of the SA20 is scheduled to start in early 2023.

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