South African hard-hitting batsman David Miller has been named as his Indian Premier League franchise Kings XI Punjab skipper for the 2016 season.
Miller has been associated with the franchise since 2011.
Speaking over his new role, the destructive left-hander said, “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,” he added.
Speaking about the newly-named skipper, KXIP coach Sanjay Bangar has said, “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.”