‘We are here with strong mindset to win the series’ Miller


LAHORE: South African batsman David Miller said they have a young squad but ready to give a tough time to Pakistan in the three-matches T20I series, starting on February 11 here at Gaddafi Stadium. 

Speaking to reporters via virtual conference, Miller said a lot of people talking about them being a young side in front of a full-flesh Pakistani squad but cricket is a mindset game, the team who plays better on the day, wins.

“A lot of chat is there that we come here with an inexperienced side but actually we gave chances to our young faces who did really well in the domestic circuit,” he said.

“We are here with a clear mindset to win this series. We respect the Pakistan side’s strength but we have some really good players who are able to give a tough time to the home side. We are optimistic to perform up to our ability and try to win this series,” he added.

Miller said they have been looked after well in Pakistan since their arrival and their preparation is going well for the series. “We landed here a couple of days ago and tried to adjust in the condition as quickly as possible. Players have adopted the environment well and we have practiced on the ground yesterday. The bounce is a little low here as compare to South Africa but I am sure players would plan accordingly following their immense experience of playing cricket around the globe and obviously in similar conditions before,” he said.

Talking about his performance and confidence ahead of the series, Miller said he is fresh and confident after playing a cricket league and domestic competition amid COVID-19.

“Yes, I have participated in a cricket league a few months back and a domestic tournament. I am mentally fresh and really looking forward to this challenge,” he concluded.

Pakistan and South Africa will play three T20Is on February 11, 13, and 14 here at Gaddafi Stadium.

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