Barbados Royals Captain for CPL 2022
South African batsman David Miller has been named captain of the Barbados Royals for the 2022 Caribbean Premier League season, succeeding Jason Holder, who had led the team for the previous four seasons. Here we talk about who will be Barbados Royals Captain for CPL 2022?
Miller, who last played for Jamaica Tallawahs in 2018 and St Lucia Zouks in 2016, was signed by the Royals earlier this month, along with his South African teammate Quinton de Kock. In the tournament, he has 332 runs scored in 15 innings pitched at a strike rate of 146.90.
Miller is also coming off a fantastic run in the IPL, where he scored 481 runs in 16 matches for the champions Gujarat Titans at a strike rate of 142.73. He will now re-join a Royals franchise after playing for Rajasthan in the IPL in 2020 and 2021.
Talking about the title, Miller said, “During my time at the Royals in the IPL, I always felt very valued and have been able to establish a deep connection with the team. It is an exciting time for me to come to the Barbados Royals, and a privilege to have been appointed as the captain. It is a team that has an abundance of young and experienced talent from the Caribbean and I am looking forward to working with the entire group to get down to achieving our objectives for the 2022 season”
Trevor Penney, head coach, added, “Having worked with David (Miller) before at the Rajasthan Royals, we knew he has a cricketing brain which not only reads situations very well on the field, but is also very passionately involved off the field. He is someone who helps in creating a perfect environment for his team-mates to excel in, and that is what we are expecting out of him here at Barbados, where he will be leading the franchise. He has shown tremendous experience and guile in the last few months, and drove his team to IPL glory, unfortunately beating us in the final. We are all delighted to have signed him and look forward to working with him during the season.”
The 2022 CPL will run from August 31 to September 30, with the Royals kicking off their campaign on September 1 against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.