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Miller joins SA influx at Glamorgan

22 July 2017

Cricket Network

Cricket Network

Big-hitting Proteas batsman joins Welsh side as Colin Ingram earns high praise after hot run of form

Glamorgan have added to their strong South African contingent for the T20 Blast by signing big-hitting Proteas batsman David Miller on a short-term deal.

Miller joins countrymen Jacques Rudolph, Colin Ingram and Marchant de Lange at the Welsh county, who currently sit third in the nine-team South Group.

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"Having someone of his calibre, who has done exceptionally well in the IPL and playing internationally for South Africa, is great for us and he will add balance to our team," skipper Rudolph said of Miller.

"Unfortunately two of our young Welsh batters are injured currently so there’s not much we can do about that, but as a captain it’s a delight to have someone of his calibre coming in."

While Miller brings almost 5000 T20 runs worth of experience to Cardiff, it's Ingram who is currently the toast of the Welsh capital after his stunning start to the tournament.

The 32-year-old has blasted two centuries in just four innings so far, having also scored three hundreds in the one-day cup and two in four-day cricket earlier in the summer.

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His form has been so impressive that coach and Glamorgan great Robert Croft last week declared the left-hander to be one of the county's greatest ever white-ball players.

It's high praise for Ingram, especially given the likes of Sir Viv Richards, Waqar Younis, Jacques Kallis, Javed Miandad and Ravi Shastri have all played for Glamorgan in previous years.

"No disrespect to any other cricketer in Glamorgan's history ... but he's up there with the very best," said Croft.

"I've played with some wonderful one-day players and the form he's in right now, he is up there at the top.

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"I don't want to go too far, but it is as good as it gets - he's in the form of his life and he wants to continue, he doesn't rest on his laurels."

Glamorgan’s next match in the T20 Blast is against Essex at Sophia Gardens on Sunday.