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David Miller named captain of Kings XI Punjab for IPL 2016

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:37 IST

South African batsman David Miller was on 9 January named as the captain of Kings XI Punjab team for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season 9.

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Speaking about his new role, Miller, who has been associated with Kings XI since IPL season 4, said: "I am honoured to lead the Kings XI Punjab squad this year. I would like to thank the franchise, promoters, management and all the team members for the confidence they have in me.

"Kings XI have assembled an exciting squad with a good mixture of youth and experience and I am really looking forward to the opportunity that lies ahead."

Kings XI coach Sanjay Bangar said he is confident about Miller's potential as a leader.

"I have watched David grow as a player. He has displayed outstanding batting abilities and a cool temperament in many high-pressure situations. I am confident in his potential to lead the boys this season," Bangar said in a statement issued by the franchise.

First published: 9 February 2016, 3:25 IST
 
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