Miller: Chasing is not a huge issue

Written by on 9 November, 2023

By Ayanda Nyuswa

Proteas batsman David Miller believes that chasing is not a huge issue for South Africa, as the team possesses the skill and belief to chase down any score. Miller spoke at the Proteas pre-match press conference ahead of their final Pool match of the ICC Cricket World Cup against Afghanistan in Ahmedabad on Friday. This match will have very little significance for Rob Walters’ men who have already secured a spot in the semi finals of the tournament, and have a date with five times world champions Australia. Chasing down scores has appeared to be a huge problem for South Africa in recent matches, especially in the world cup. They have won just one match in which they had to chase, beating Pakistan by one wicket in a thriller at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium Chennai.

The Netherlands and most recently India have beaten the Proteas when they had to bat second and chase. In contrast South Africa have won five of their eight matches after batting first, and scored over three hundred runs on each occassion to record some of the most emphatic wins of the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup. The hard hitting Miller believes the Proteas possess the skill and belief to chase down big scores, and their recent record is only bad when compared to how well they have played when they bat first.

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