KEVIN PIETERSEN touched down in South Africa to join the England squad yesterday – but warned he will not be rushed into a comeback.<br /><br />The Hampshire batsman has spent three months recovering from an Achilles tendon injury, but is now back to full fitness and ready to return against his native country.<br /><br />Pietersen flew into Johannesburg yesterday and headed straight for an hour-long net session at the Wanderers, where, sporting custom-made padded trainers, he faced up to several net bowlers, ran between the wickets and even rehearsed his now infamous switch-hit shot.<br /><br />But while Pietersen’s form offered plenty of encouragement to the watching England coaches, the 29-year-old insists he is not yet ready to make a return to action. “The fitness is not too bad,” he said. “I’m feeling good, I’m feeling fresh mentally.<br /><br />“I had a bad day on my Achilles yesterday, but I think that was just purely down to the flight. I’ve woken up feeling really good today. I’m certainly not going to rush things, I tried that a while back. I got an infection in the wound. Now just to be back in an England tracksuit is great.”<br /><br />England lock horns with the Proteas for the first of two Twenty20 internationals tomorrow.