Nikita Miller

Nikita Miller
Personal information
Full name Nikita O'Brien Miller
Born (1982-05-16) 16 May 1982
St Elizabeth, Jamaica
Batting style Right-hand
Bowling style Slow Left-Arm Orthodox
Role Spin bowler
Domestic team information
2004–present Jamaica
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 1 39 51 80
Runs scored 5 252 1,091 388
Batting average 2.50 19.38 16.53 12.51
100s/50s 0/0 0/1 0/2 0/1
Top score 5 51 86 51
Balls bowled 132 1,582 12,312 3,459
Wickets 0 30 251 78
Bowling average 40.63 15.45 29.03
5 wickets in innings 0 13 0
10 wickets in match n/a 5 n/a
Best bowling 4/43 8/41 4/43
Catches/stumpings 0/– 13/– 27/– 32/–
Source: CricketArchive, 2 April 2013

Nikita O'Brien Miller (born 16 May 1982 in St Elizabeth) is a West Indian cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies and domestic cricket for Jamaica. He is a slow left-arm orthodox bowler and lower-order batsman. He was the leading wicket taker in the 200708 Carib Beer Challenge and in June 2008 he won his first One Day International cap with the West Indies. The following year he made his Test debut for a weakened West Indies team during a contract dispute.

As of June 2013, Miller boasted the lowest First Class bowling average (15.51) of any active player in world cricket. Despite his staggering returns in regional cricket, he has been overlooked by the West Indies selectors in favour of other spinners as Devendra Bishoo (FC Ave: 29.77), Sulieman Benn (27.58) and Veerasammy Permaul (24.36).


Miller made his debut for Jamaica in the 200405 season.[1] He plays for his club side Melbourne in the country's domestic league.[2]

In the 200708 Carib Beer Challenge he was the leading wicket taker in the competition, taking 42 wickets in six games.[1][3] In the final game of the regular season he took 4 wickets for 6 runs against the Windward Islands as Jamaica won to win the league.[4]

In doing so they reached the 200708 final, in which they faced Trinidad and Tobago. Having never previously taken a five wickets in innings,[5] Miller took 5 for 29 in the first innings.[6] He followed this with 5 for 92 in the second innings, with Jamaica going on to win by 9 wickets.[6]

Subsequent to end of the West Indies domestic season, Australia toured the Caribbean. Having not been selected for either the Test series or the initial or the first three ODIs, Miller was "surprised" to be one of three new players called up for the final two ODIs in St Kitts.[2] The West Indies had already lost the series 30.[7]

He made his West Indian debut on 4 July 2008, his first international wicket coming when he dismissed Michael Clarke lbw.[8] He finished with figures of 1 for 19 as the West Indies lost by 1 run.[8] Two days later, in the final ODI of the series, he took 1 for 38, dismissing Luke Ronchi.[9] He was selected for the 2008 Associates Tri-Series in Canada later that year, and took 3 for 19 against Bermuda,[10] before taking 2 for 18 as the West Indies beat Canada in the final.[11]

Miller made his Test debut on 9 July 2009. He was part of an understrength team fielded by the West Indies against Bangladesh; the 15-man squad included nine uncapped players. Including Miller, seven West Indies players made their debut and the side was captained by Floyd Reifer who had played the last of his four Tests ten years earlier. The first XI had made themselves unavailable due to a pay dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board.[12] In August 2010 Miller was given his first central contract by the WICB,[13] though it was not renewed in October 2011.[14]

Miller was a part of the 2015 West Indies 15 man World Cup squad.


  1. 1 2 Profile: Nikita Miller, CricInfo, accessed 13 September 2008
  2. 1 2 Miller surprised at late call-up, CricInfo, accessed 13 September 2008
  3. Hard work pays off for Miller, CricInfo, accessed 13 September 2008
  4. Jamaica crush Windwards to win Carib Cup, CricInfo, accessed 13 September 2008
  5. T&T drubbed by Jamaica in final, CricInfo, accessed 13 September 2008
  6. 1 2 Scorecard: Jamaica v Trinidad & Tobago, CricInfo, accessed 13 September 2008
  7. West Indies call up Miller and Findlay, CricInfo, accessed 13 September 2008
  8. 1 2 Scorecard: 4th ODI West Indies v Australia, CricInfo, accessed 13 September 2008
  9. Scorecard: 5th ODI West Indies v Australia, CricInfo, accessed 13 September 2008
  10. Scorecard: West Indies vs Bermuda, CricInfo, accessed 13 September 2008
  11. Scorecard: West Indies vs Canada, CricInfo, accessed 13 September 2008
  12. West Indies name replacement squad, CricInfo, 8 July 2009, retrieved 10 July 2009
  13. Sarwan, Taylor and Ramdin cut from WI contract list, CricInfo, 31 August 2010, retrieved 28 May 2012
  14. Samuels, Fidel Edwards given WICB contracts, CricInfo, 22 October 2011, retrieved 28 May 2012
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