Full Name Nikita Miller
Born May 16, 1982
St. Elizabeth, Jamaica
Age 34 Years, 8 Months, 9 Days
National Side West Indies
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Slow left-arm orthodox
Teams Played West Indies, Jamaica, Jamaica Invitation XI, Sagicor High Performance Centre, West Indies A, West Indies Inv XI, Trinbago Knight Riders, Jamaica Tallawahs
Man of the Match Test - 0, ODI - 0, World Cup - 0, T20I - 0,
Career Span [Test, 2009], [ODI, 2008 - 2015], [World Cup, 2011 - 2015], [T20I, 2009 - 2014],

Not in the mould of the tall and fast West Indian bowlers of old, Nikita Miller is good at what he does: left-arm orthodox spin.

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Nikita Miller Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 1 2 0 5 5 v BAN 0 0 0 0 2.50 8.77 - -
ODI 46 26 12 264 51 v PAK 0 1 22 4 18.85 83.01 17 0
World Cup 4 2 2 16 11* v NED 0 0 2 0 - 123.07 - -
T20I 9 5 4 43 15* v NZ 0 0 2 0 43.00 91.48 2 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 2 22 5 67 0 0/27 v BAN 0 0 - 3.04 -
ODI 42 324.1 16 1509 41 4/43 v ZIM 2 0 36.80 4.65 47.43
World Cup 3 19.3 0 111 1 1/48 v ZIM 0 0 111.00 5.69 117.00
T20I 9 31.4 0 224 11 2/20 v AUS 0 0 20.36 7.07 17.27

Nikita Miller Profile

Not in the mould of the tall and fast West Indian bowlers of old, Nikita Miller is good at what he does: left-arm orthodox spin.

After making his debut for Jamaica in a regional competition in 2004-05, Miller required a couple of years to truly shine for his side. He only took six wickets in 2006-07, but came back strongly the season after by taking 42, including two five-wicket hauls in the final, thus helping Jamaica to win the Carib Beer Challenge. Surprisingly, he was not selected to face the visiting Australians in the Test series, but he did play two ODIs. Miller managed to take wickets and continued to play in the shorter format, but still went without a Test cap.

His opportunity finally came in 2009, when several Windies players refused to play due to a contractual dispute. It may not have been the ideal way into the side, but Miller still did not seize the opportunity, failing to impress against the Bangladeshis at home. He ended both innings wicket-less. The Jamaican is not the only left-arm orthodox spinning option, with the giant Sulieman Benn being his chief competitor. It may not be a David versus Goliath situation, but Miller will have to turn in more notable performances if he wants to be the first-choice spinner for his side.

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