KXIP can win title, says Miller

KXIP can win title, says Miller

Devastating South Africa batsman David Miller believes Kings XI Punjab have built a strong squad capable of winning their maiden Indian Premier League title this year.

The Punjab outfit, who have only once qualified for the knockout stage in the six editions of the event, made smart buys in the auction of IPL 7 after retaining only Miller and 20-year-old uncapped Indian player Manan Vohra.

“It is exciting to have a different group of players. Overall, the squad looks more than capable to win the title. We have been training hard from the past four-five days and are getting to know each other,” Miller told PTI from Abu Dhabi on the eve of King XI’s opening match against two-time champions Chennai Super Kings.

Miller, who made waves after smashing 101 off 38 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore last year, will play a key role in deciding the fortunes of Kings XI, who also have the likes of Virender Sehwag, Cheteshwar Pujara, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell and captain George Bailey.

Miller feels the depth in batting and fast bowling is enough to bail the team out in tough situations.

“Look, it is really cool to have so many good players around. I have been discussing a lot of cricket with Sehwag and Bailey too comes across as a man of wisdom.

“Now the challenge is to gel well together in a short time. It was only last night that all of us went out for desert safari,” said the 24-year-old from Pietermartizburg.

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