Miller ready to sizzle against Zimbabwe in Potchefstroom
DAVID MILLER, returns to the venue where he scored the fastest T20 international century as South Africa prepare for the second T20 against Zimbabwe at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom today.
Miller broke the world record when he smashed 100 off 35 balls against Bangladesh last year, a record which has since been equalled by India’s Rohit Sharma. Miller says he can’t guarantee that the Senwes Park crowd will get a repeat performance tonight, but says the batsmen are looking forward to the traditional batting-friendly conditions on the highveld.
“It is the first game of the season for this wicket,” he said. “We are going to have to try and assess the conditions as quickly as possible. Generally it is a nice wicket, the ball travels far with a quick outfield. It is always a batter-friendly wicket so hopefully it doesn’t disappoint tomorrow.”
The 29-year-old marked his return to action after being rested for the ODI series with a solid 39 off 34 balls in the 34-run win in the first T20 on Tuesday. He says he is feeling refreshed and motivated following his break, and wants to put in more consistent performances in the format.
“I felt really good,” he said of Tuesday’s match. “The guys bowled well in the last game, I felt it was tough to get the spinners away. I thought Rassie (van der Dussen) 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 when you are going well. We complemented each other pretty well.”