Veteran fast bowler Dale Steyn understands his new role in the Proteas’ T20 squad.
Up against England in a three-match series, which starts at Buffalo Park tonight at 6pm, Steyn returns to the side after nearly a year.
At 36, he has already retired from Test cricket, but is still available for South Africa in the shortest form of the game.
As it stands, he has one goal in mind: win the T20 World Cup in Australia in October.
Steyn knows that at his age, blowing away opponents at this level like he did in his heyday is not as easy any more.
Instead, he now wants to impart some knowledge on the younger players in the team.
The Phalaborwa Express explains: “This is a very young group and my role is to orchestrate that bowling line-up and to guide them.
“Hopefully they can learn and get better.
“My job is to make sure that guys are making the right decisions on the field.
“It all boils down to learning, the quicker you can implement what you’ve learnt, the better.”
Steyn will be sharing the ball with the likes of seamers Beuran Hendricks, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukhwayo, Dwaine Pretorius and Sisanda Magala - all of whom can benefit from his experience.