Miller rested and ready to shine in MSL 2.0
Durban – Following a whirlwind couple of years travelling the globe
playing T20 cricket, a period of downtime for master blaster Dave Miller
has refreshed his mind and body as he and the Durban Heat line up an
assault on the Mzansi Super League 2.0.
With so much cricket under his belt in 2019 already including a World
Cup, an Indian Premier League and an international tour to India, Miller
felt that he needed to take some time away from the game to refocus and
“I have taken some time off over the last couple of months,” Miller
said. “I have been in the Kruger (National Park) recently to just get
away from the demands of the game.
“It’s really important to look after your mental state during your
career and it is something that moving forward I am going to pay a lot
more attention to.
“Cricket is a sport that so much can go against you that you need to
have time to reflect.
“Hopefully I still have a lot of years left playing cricket but I want
to make sure that I look after myself mentally.”
The first edition of the competition was not a good one for the Durban
Heat or for Miller and the talented left-hander will hope that he can
put that right in the second edition of the T20 competition.
“As you move on in your career the people you play against work you out.
“So it is important that you as a player keep adapting and adding to
your own game. This is something that I am aware of and I am working on
“Also the mental shift of being open to being adaptable is important and
that helps when you are concentrating on improving your weaknesses.”
Following the rained out game against the Tshwane Spartans, the Durban
Heat has two home games this weekend with a showdown against the Paarl
Rocks on Friday evening and then a match-up against the Cape Town Blitz
at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium on Sunday.
“Obviously you want to get off to the best possible start but for us we
want to develop a formula that works for us.
“It’s also important that we work out the other teams but we want to
make sure that we have our bases covered and are playing to our
“If we get our blueprint right then we can expose teams. If you add up
all the little things then the result should take care of itself.”
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Durban Heat Squad:
Andile Phehlukwayo, Alex Hales, David Miller (retained player), Dane
Vilas, Ravi Bopara, Keshav Maharaj (retained player), Kyle Abbott
(retained player), Khaya Zondo (retained player), Marco Jansen, Daryn
Dupavillon, Sarel Erwee (retained player), Malusi Siboto, Prenelan
Subrayen, Wihan Lubbe, Shaun von Berg, Wesley Marshall.
DURBAN HEAT FIXTURES
Friday, November 15: 17h30, Durban Heat v Paarl Rocks, Hollywoodbets
Sunday, November 17: 10h00, Durban Heat v Cape Town Blitz, Hollywoodbets
Thursday, November 21: 17h30, Tshwane Spartans v Durban Heat, SuperSport
Saturday, November 23: 12h30, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants v Durban Heat,
St. George’s Park
Thursday, November 28: 17h30, Cape Town Blitz v Durban Heat, Newlands
Saturday, November 30: 12h30, Durban Heat v Nelson Mandela Bay Giants,
Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium
Wednesday, December 4: 17h30, Paarl Rocks v Durban Heat, Eurolux Boland
Saturday, December 7: 12h30, Jozi Stars v Durban Heat, Imperial
Tuesday, December 10: 17h30, Durban Heat v Jozi Stars, Hollywoodbets
Friday, December 13: 17h30, Play-off, 2nd v 3rd
(reserve day if required on Saturday, December 14, 12h30)
Monday, December 16: 17h30, Final
(reserve day if required on Tuesday, December 17, 17h30)