South African middle-order batsman David Miller has given a shocker to Bloemfontein-based franchise Knights by deciding to rejoin his old franchise Durban-based Dolphins for the 2018-19 summer.
It was the second successive loss to the Knights, as they have already lost their captain Theunis de Bruyn to Titans and now Miller to Dolphins ahead of the upcoming domestic season.
The 28-year-old left-hander is originally from Durban and played his domestic cricket for the side until 2016.
However, the Dolphins are yet to announce their complete contract list, but Miller is eligible to pick the franchise that he would like to represent as because he is a CSA-contracted player.
Miller told the Dolphins' official website, “My two seasons with the Knights were great and they were just what my career needed. My time there challenged me in different areas but it was quite an easy decision for me to come back to Durban.”
He further added, “I do a lot of traveling as it is and so the travel between Durban and Bloemfontein became an issue and I am happy to be back where it started for me.”
The Dolphins has been shown encouraging signs under new coach Grant Morgan so far, shared the 2017-18 one-day cup and reached the final of the T20 tournament, and Miller, who had left the side after Lance Klusener's coaching contract was not renewed, looking forward to play under the new coach.
Miller signed off by saying, “The Dolphins had a good season in white-ball cricket last year and they are building something special and I am looking forward to adding to that this season. I have heard a lot of good things about Morgs [Grant Morgan] and his passion for the game and his work ethic beyond training and matches, it is exciting.”