The former South African u.19-bowler said he is not deflated by the many top-class players that represent the Nashua Cape Cobras.
“No, it motivates me. It makes me realize what the standards are, and what is needed if I want to aspire to reach those heights,” he said.
During the 2014/2015-season, Miller was the leading wicket-taker for Western Province in the Sunfoil 3-Day Cup, removing 26 batsmen.
His progress was dented by an ankle injury which required rest for two to three weeks.
Miller announced his campaign to press for a more permanent place in the Cobras team in February 2014 when he finished with a match-haul of seven for 81 in a 168-run win against the Sunfoil Dolphins at Boland Park in Paarl.
“It was not the wicket at Paarl. Everything just went right. The ball was swinging through the air. It was my day,” he said.
Miller captured five for 21 in the second innings in which a sensational Piedt completed a hat-trick to rout the Dolphins for a paltry 84 runs.
Asked about his pace and skills, Miller said: “I was operating at 132 kilometres per hour when I was 18. I am 22 now and I have definitely added a yard or so. It could be 135 km/h.
“I am more of a seam bowler, moving it away off the seam.”
Shukri Conrad, a former Cobras coach, is at the helm at the national academy and will nurture the talent of one of the most exciting prospects to have emerged from the Cape pipeline the past five years.
The presence of Miller could just bring the best out of Hendricks, Kleinveldt and Parnell in the Sunfoil Series of 2015/2016.