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January 23, 2014
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Miller glad to be back
Jermaine Lannaman, Star Writer

Horace Miller

National opener and reserve wicketkeeper, Horace Miller, says he is glad to be back in the Jamaica set-up after being overlooked by the national selectors last season.

Miller was dropped from the Four-day squad last year, the Super50 in 2008 and the now-defunct Twenty20 team in 2011.

However, after a fairly good year in national one-day and Twenty20 tournaments, as well as in this season's Super50 trials, he was recalled by the new Wavell Hinds-chaired national selection panel.

"It feels good to be back," said Miller, who represented West Indies at the 2008 ICC Youth World Cup.

"I was a bit surprised when I heard my name called, as, though I knew I did fairly well at the trials, I knew there were others who did equally as well," he added.

deserved century

The 24-year-old, who also kept wicket throughout the trials, played three of the five matches.

He fell an agonising two runs short of a deserved century with four deliveries to spare in the first trial he played before going on to make 25 not out and 18 in his next two.

This was in addition to 80 and 66 he made in the two four-day trial matches before the Super50.

"I was hoping to do better by converting the half-centuries into centuries, but that did not happen," said Miller.

"But I am nonetheless pleased that I was able to get starts.

"It's just for me to use the warm-up matches as well as training to improve my concentration, going into the tournament."

Miller, who has a regional one-day average of 24.90 from four appearances, also believes he has learned a lot in recent years.

"I have learned a lot since making my debut, and think I am understanding my batting and overall game a bit more," he said.

"I'm therefore, not looking to just go to the Super50, but also make runs as I would also like to make the Four-day squad."

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