Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn made his debut for South Africa against England in 2004 alongwith Ab De Villiers. Steyn's debut was not an eventful one and he had to wait for nearly a year to get another opportunity. Steyn took 16 wickets that series against New Zealand, but it was only when he faced them the next year, in the 2007-08 summer, that he announced himself as one of the fierce fast men. It was then that he sent Craig Cumming to

intensive care when one of his short balls crashed on the Kiwi's face. The wickets started flowing and in 2008, he became the fastest South African at the time, and the 15th fastest overall, to reach 100 Test wickets. That September, Steyn was named ICC Test Player of the Year after taking 86 wickets in 14 matches at an average of 18.10. He was part of the South African side that beat England and Australia for the first time away from home since readmission, and then proved he could do it on the subcontinent. He went on to rake up 300 Test wickets, only the fourth South African to reach the milestone. But South Africa's failure in the 2015 World Cup proved to be something that Steyn couldn't recover from. He returned in December to play against England but a shoulder injury cut short that summer. In the 2015-16 season, Steyn missed six of South Africa's eight Tests and all their ODIs. He recovered for the World T20 but only played two of the four matches.

Dale Steyn News

Dale Steyn joins Euro Slam T20 league as marquee player

Dale Steyn is set to play in the Euro T20 Slam league as he has been signed up as one of the marquee players for the first edition of the tournament beginning August 30.

Dale Steyn ruled out of World Cup 2019, Faf du Plessis rues his IPL stint

South Africa’s fifth highest ODI wicket-taker of all time has already missed the first two games of his team’s campaign at the World Cup and now ruled out of World Cup.


ICC World Cup 2019: South Africa's Dale Steyn ruled out of England match

There is a chance that Dale Steyn will recover before South Africa's second World Cup match, against Bangladesh. The team management is, however, hopeful that he will be fit in time for the India match on June 5.

Rankings won't mean anything at World Cup: Dale Steyn

The top-ranked England and India may be seen as favourites going into the World Cup, but Dale Steyn said rankings would be of little significance in the showpiece, beginning May 30.

Dale Steyn bags four wickets as South Africa seize control of first Test 

Dale Steyn took four wickets as South Africa seized control of the first Test against Sri Lanka on day two and went to the close on 126 for four, an overall second innings lead of 170 runs at Kingsmead.

South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd Test: South Africa on the brink of series win

South Africa will need to knock off just 41 runs on Sunday to beat Pakistan in the second Test and take a winning 2-0 lead in the three-Test series.


Dale Steyn becomes South Africa's most successful Test bowler

Dale Steyn has now become the most successful bowler for South Africa with 422 Test wickets, overtaking Shaun Pollock as they play Pakistan in the first of the three-match series at Centurion on Wednesday.

Dale Steyn on the cusp of breaking Shaun Pollock's Test record

Dale Steyn is on the verge of eclipsing Shaun Pollock's record of 421 wickets and becoming the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket for South Africa.

Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada help South Africa to ODI series sweep of Zimbabwe

The fast bowlers restricted Zimbabwe to 228 all out, with only Sean Williams' 69 providing any sustained resistance.

Dale Steyn back in South Africa's ODI squad after two years 

Dale Steyn missed more than a year of test cricket from late 2016 to early 2018 because of his shoulder problems.