Stating that he has immense faith in Rabada’s ability, du Plessis maintained that the youngster has matured a lot since the past year.
Dale Steyn has made a comeback to South Africa’s Test squad that will take on Sri Lanka next month in a two-match series away from home.
Former South Africa captain Hansie Cronje passed away on June 1, 2002, in a plane crash, less than a year after he was handed life-ban for his role in the match-fixing scandal.
South Africa batsman AB de Villiers bid farewell from international cricket last week as he posted a video message with the bombshell.
South Africa’s fast bowler Dale Steyn has ruled himself out of a possible return for the third Test against Australia which starts next Thursday as he continues his recovery from a troublesome heel injury.
Dale Steyn believes that the demerit points allocated to Kagiso Rabada are preventing the youngster from being able to express himself on the field.
Steyn sustained the injury on the second day of his comeback Test following a long layoff because of serious right shoulder problems.
For most of his career, Dale Steyn, just four short of equalling Shaun Pollock’s record of most Test wickets for a South African, has been an automatic choice.
Steyn was out of competitive cricket for a year after suffering a shoulder dislocation during a Test match against Australia last year.
Dale Steyn is likely to be included in the Test squad for South Africa in the upcoming series against India.
AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander have returned to South Africa squad for the inaugural four-day Test against Zimbabwe.
Dale Steyn remained on the sidelines for almost a year after he suffered a shoulder injury during a Test series against Australia in November 2016.
Dale Steyn last played a cricket match when he featured in the Australia-South Africa Test in November last year.
Dale Steyn has hinted on making a comeback after being out of action for nearly an year due to an injury during South Africa’s tour of Australia in November last year.
Before the ODI series against Bangladesh, the only possible option for Dale Steyn to get some much needed playing time is to compete in domestic competition at a lower level. The seamer has not featured since November.