Each side are in quarantine in Cape City forward of the tour, which additionally consists of three One-Day Internationals, however are in a position to practice and can play intra-squad video games in preparation.
South Africa coach Mark Boucher says his aspect is utilizing these to work on a brand new strategy he hopes will reverse a slide in fortunes throughout all three codecs for the aspect.
“We now have began afresh and restructured our values,” Boucher advised reporters on Thursday. “It’s all primarily based on a efficiency mannequin. Now’s the time we are able to put it to the check, and who higher to check us than the (50-over) world champions England.
“I’m excited and nervous, however I believe that may be a good factor. A variety of the gamers are nervous, too.”
Boucher says the brand new philosophy is a few change in mindset and a extra optimistic strategy to the sport.
“We need to be good and aggressive, that’s the approach the sport goes. You’ll be able to’t be mavericks both, it’s good to be sensible. We try to assist the batters and bowlers add photographs or forms of balls to their sport to assist them develop.”
There are two Twenty20 World Cups within the subsequent two years, first in India in October-November 2021 after which a 12 months later in Australia.
Boucher would nonetheless prefer to have AB de Villiers, who has retired from worldwide cricket, obtainable for these tournaments.
“I’ve not had a dialogue with him since COVID-19. We are going to see as we get nearer to the time of the World Cup. I nonetheless imagine he is likely one of the finest gamers on the planet.”