South African batter David Miller has been named as the captain of Barbados Royals for the 2022 season of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
Captain of Barbados Royals in CPL 2022
Miller returns to the CPL after three seasons, having last represented Jamaica Tallawahs in 2018 and St Lucia Zouks in 2016.
Miller will be working closely with head coach Trevor Penney and Royals’ Director of Cricket Kumar Sangakkara, with whom he has played under during his time at the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.
“During my time at the Royals in the IPL, I always felt very valued and have been able to establish a deep connection with the team. It is an exciting time for me to come to the Barbados Royals, and a privilege to have been appointed as the Captain.
It is a team that has an abundance of young and experienced talent from the Caribbean and I am looking forward to working with the entire group to get down to achieving our objectives for the 2022 season,” said David Miller in a statement.
In 15 innings of CPL play, the middle-order hitter has amassed 332 runs with a strike rate of over 146. Miller was in outstanding form during the 2022 IPL season, amassing 481 runs in 16 matches with a strike rate of 142.73.
“Having worked with David (Miller) before at the Rajasthan Royals, we knew he has a cricketing brain which not only reads situations very well on the field but is also very passionately involved off the field.
He is someone who helps in creating a perfect environment for his teammates to excel in, and that is what we are expecting out of him here at Barbados, where he will be leading the franchise,” said head coach Trevor Penney.
“He has shown tremendous experience and guile in the last few months, and drove his team to IPL glory…unfortunately beating us in the final! We are all delighted to have signed him and look forward to working with him during the season,” he added.
The Caribbean Premier League, which will take place from August 30 to September 30, 2022, will be contested directly after the event, which runs from August 24 to August 28.
Barbados Royals Named Captain for THE 6IXTY event
Barbados Royals have also named their captain for the inaugural THE 6IXTY event, which takes place before the T20 season. Kyle Mayers, a Barbados native, and West Indian all-rounder will captain the Royals in the brand-new, innovation-driven competition.
Mayers, who has been a crucial element of the Royals’ setup since 2020 and is a crucial component of the central core, is prepared to take the helm in this new format for the two-time CPL winners.
The new 60-ball competition, THE 6IXTY, is put on by Cricket West Indies and the Caribbean Premier League and features some of the best cricketers in the globe.