UPBEAT: David Miller. Photo: SAMUEL SHIVAMBU/BACKPAGEPIX

Proteas big hitter David Miller returns to his happy hunting ground, Potch’s Senwes Park, for Saturday's second T20I against Zimbabwe (6 pm). 

Miller scored the fastest T20I ton against Bangladesh there last year, smashing 100 off 35 balls – a record since equalled by India’s Rohit Sharma.

But the 29-year-old played down a repeat of the fireworks, saying: “It is the first game of the season for this wicket. 

“We are going to have to assess the conditions as quickly as possible. It is always a disappointment.”

With 62 caps, Miller is the second-most experienced player in the squad behind skipper JP Duminy. 

And after sharing an impressive 87-run fourth-wicket partnership with debutant Rassie van der Dussen, he hailed the new talent coming into the squad as they look to close out the three-match series. 

After his 34-ball, 39-run knock in Tuesday night’s 34-run win, he says: “I felt really good. 

“I thought Rassie and I had good intensity which is what we focused on. He batted well in his first game, he has shown it over the years for the Lions and it is great to have another partner there.

“It is exciting for South African cricket with all the talent coming through in this format.” 

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