This year will be Miller’s third 50-plus World Cup, as the previous two ended in an agonizing semi-final exit in Auckland, while in 2019 the campaign never got off the ground due to poor pre-tournament planning.
Hopefully that can be avoided this time. Although the Proteas have not had any playing time together since April, Walter has endeavored to keep those without T20 League contracts, on a preparatory track with training camps.
The five-match ODI series with Australia in September will be the last and only chance to time the match and hone some strategies before heading to India.
“There’s a lot of work to do, but that’s all we’re looking forward to,” Miller said.
“This team has been together for a few years and has built a really good reputation. There are great winners in the team and with all the experience in the team, from the IPL and touring India, that will go a long way towards lifting the trophy.”