A product of the esteemed Martizburg College, David Miller was groomed for cricketing success from a young age. He made his first-class debut when he was just 17 and has been a force in limited-overs cricket. Grace and elegance have little place in his technique, which is to hit the ball with such power that it stays hit. He has been particularly effective in the Powerplay overs because of his big-hitting, and he enjoys the freedom to play a range of strokes, both off the front and back foot. Miller earned his national call-up in May 2010 after a series for South Africa A against Bangladesh A, where he ended as the second-highest run-scorer. In his first match, a Twenty20 international against West Indies, he was the top-scorer for South Africa in a tense, 1-run victory. He played in two ODI series, against West Indies and Pakistan, before being named in South Africa preliminary 2011 World Cup squad.