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Miller named Kings XI captain for IPL season 9

Last updated on: February 09, 2016 14:52 IST

David MillerSouth Africa batsman David Miller has been named captain of Kings XI Punjab for the upcoming ninth season of the Indian Premier League.

"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," Miller said on Tuesday.

He is associated with Kings XI since season 4 of the cash-rich Twenty20 tournament.

Kings XI coach Sanjay Bangar expressed confidence in 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.

Image: David Miller

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