The Proteas will start the T20I series on Wednesday and with manne like Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy and Kagiso Rabada rested, the stage is set for Phehlukwayo to shine.
He says: “So far we’ve played well in glimpses.
“So we are looking forward to trying to put together that perfect game.
“I’m also keen to contribute, be it with either bat or ball.”
Regular T20 skipper Faf du Plessis will also miss the series as he will return home for the birth of his child, meaning ODI skipper AB de Villiers will lead the span and Phehlukwayo is hoping De Villiers continues to trust him with the ball in hand so that he can use the experience to further his game.
He adds: “I haven’t played in England with the senior guys before, as I came for an U19 tour.
“The conditions do vary around the country, and I have learnt a lot. To different batsmen, you have certain plans, as compared to others.”
Since his ODI debut in 2016, Phehlukwayo has played four T20Is and has yet to shine in the shorter format with only three wickets in 11 overs.