Russell Domingo is adamant that the Proteas must stay in the moment throughout their England tour and not look too far ahead.
The Proteas head coach stressed the need to make use of the three-match ODI series against England before the Champions Trophy as an opportunity for players to regain full fitness whilst also making some last-minute tweaks ahead of their opening clash with Sri Lanka on 3 June.
‘Every international game is important. The one-off series is important to give players game time. We will use those three games to give people the chance to get fit and ready for the Champions trophy,’ Domingo told the media on Tuesday.
The Proteas coach also refused to be drawn into looking at potential opponents in the Champions Trophy beyond the group stages.
‘We will focus on the teams that are in our group and beating those teams. England is a quality side but they are not in our group so we haven’t really given much thought to them.’
The Proteas will be looking for their first Champions Trophy since their successful 1998 campaign in Bangladesh.