Reigning Mzansi Super League (MSL) Champions, the Jozi Stars today welcomed Donovan Miller as its new Head Coach for MSL 2.0.
Miller is currently part of the 2019 England Ashes technical team and also played an integral part in England’s technical team for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. He holds an ECB Level 4 Coaching Diploma and was part of the Jozi Stars coaching set-up in 2018. He will be with the team from 1 November until 16 December 2019.
Born in Jamaica, the 40-year-old has served as the Bowling and Assistant Consultant Coach to Essex CCC since 2015. His coaching experience has also extended to the Jamaica Tallawahs (CPL) 2016/2019; St Kitts & Nevis Patriots (CPL) 2017/2018; Vancouver Knights (GT20) 2018/2019; and the ICC World XI vs WICB 2018.
“We’re delighted that Donovan is joining the Jozi Stars once again, this time stepping up his responsibilities into the Head Coach role after a successful shadowing of Enoch Nkwe, the 2018 Jozi Stars coach,” commented Central Gauteng Lions CEO Greg Fredericks. “Donovan knows how we work and his vast T20 experience will be hugely beneficial to us as we endeavour to ensure the trophy remains in our cabinet.”
Miller expressed his excitement at his appointment. “I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone at the Jozi Stars for giving me the opportunity to lead such a special franchise. I had a wonderful time there last year and cannot wait to join up with the squad come November.”
Incoming CEO Jono Leaf-Wright says that enjoyed working with Donovan during the 2018 edition of the Mzansi Super League. “His attention to detail and connectivity with the players was admirable and when we had a gap in the Head Coach department with Enoch having been called up to the Protea’s it was an easy appointment choice. I wish him and the entire squad well in season two of the Mzansi Super League and I know that the Jozi Stars brand will go from strength to strength as we defend the trophy and look to retain the title of champions in 2019.”
Donovan Miller: TEAM PROFILE/TEAM ACHIEVEMENTS:
Jamaica Tallawahs 2016 – Caribbean Premier League T20 Tournament.
Assistant Coach and Bowling Consultant – 2016 CPL Tournament Winners.
Jamaica Tallawahs 2019 – Caribbean Premier League T20 Tournament: Head Coach at present.
St Kitts & Nevis Caribbean 2017 – Premier League T20 Tournament: Assistant Coach – 2017 CPL Tournament Finalists.
St Kitts & Nevis Caribbean 2018 – Premier League T20 Tournament: Head Coach – 2018 3rd place finishers.
Vancouver Knights – Canada Global T20 Tournament: Head Coach – 2018 GT20 Tournament Winners.
Vancouver Knights – Canada Global T20 Tournament: Head Coach – 2019 GT20 Tournament Runners up.
ICC World XI vs West Indies 2018: Assistant Coach in the ICC World XI vs West Indies T20 at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
Assisted with England World Cup 2019 preparation as well as the 2019 England Ashes.
Denmark National Cricket Consultant Bowling Coach 2016
Donovan Miller: CAREER STATISTICS
• Played Under 19 Cricket for Jamaica
• Played Essex CCC 2nd XI
• Played Derbyshire CCC 2nd XI
• Played for Hertfordshire Minor County