Yorkshire look for David Miller impact

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YORKSHIRE will be hoping for an impact from their latest left-handed overseas newcomer when they get their Friends Life T20 underway against Durham at Headingley tomorrow.

South African batsman David Miller is set for his debut with Yorkshire who will be hoping, over the next few weeks, he produces the explosive middle-order batting he is capable of as they seek to make Finals Day for the first time.

Miller, 23, was due to have his first Yorkshire outing in a warm-up game against Bradford League side Cleckheaton last night.

Miller, a hard-hitting batsman but who also bowls right-handed, has been playing recently for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League.

He got into the South Africa one-day squad two years ago and has made eight T20 appearances and played in 16 ODI’s too.

Miller played for tomorrow’s opponents, Durham, in the T20 competition last season scoring 212 runs in 13 innings including a half-century.

“He’s the explosive type we’ve been looking for,” said Yorkshire’s Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon.

Durham will also include a South African as a T20 signing although one far more experienced that Miller in Herschelle Gibbs - who played 90 Tests and 271 limited overs games for his country.

But they will be without Paul Collingwood after the former England man broke his hand this week.

Yorkshire’s group got underway with Notts crushing Leics (Yorkshire’s opponents on Sunday) by six wickts having dismissed them for just 96.