Nugget: The best ever Aussie All-rounder

Keith Miller started life as a World War II pilot of the Royal Australian Air Force he is widely regarded as Australia's greatest ever allrounder.

Tall skillful and blessed with good looks he was a crowd favourite. An English journalist called Miller "the golden boy" of cricket leading to him being nicknamed "nugget".

A member of the recordbreaking Invincibles team of 1948 by the time of his retirement from Test cricket in 1956 Miller had the best statistics of any allrounder in cricket history. He often batted high in the order sometimes as high as number three.

When bowling Miller was famous for varying his runup; he would often bowl his fastest deliveries from a short run. He was also a proponent of the sparing use of slower deliveries to surprise batsmen. He was also a fine fielder and an especially acrobatic catcher in the slips.

He played 55 tests scoring 2958 runs and took 170 wickets.


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