Nov 28th Down the years,Birth of Australia’s finest all-rounder
In 1919 Australia’s all-rounder Keith Miller was born
Any self-respecting cobber would have Keith Miller as the fulcrum of his all-time Australian XI. Miller was a brilliant, glitzy batsman who spent most of his career at No. 5 however was excellent enough to bat as high as No. 3, and a in reality speedy opening bowler who was in most cases at his most hazardous off a brief run. He took 7 for 60 in only his 2nd test as Australia massacred England by an innings and 332 runs in Brisbane in 1946/47. Four years later he slammed an unbeaten 145 in Sydney in another innings victory over the old enemy. Probably Miller’s best hour got here within the Caribbean in 1954/55, when he scored 3 hundreds in six innings, and in addition chipped in with 20 wickets as Australia won 3-zero. He was once a Wisden Cricketer of the year in 1954, and played the last of his 55 tests, in opposition to Pakistan in Karachi, in 1956/57. He died in October 2004 and obtained a state funeral in Melbourne.