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

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.

Glenn McGrath, Dale Steyn better bowlers than me: Jimmy Anderson

England''s Jimmy Anderson became all-time highest wicket-taker in Tests among seam bowlers in the fifth and final Test against India.


Dale Steyn banks on experience to make 2019 World Cup a swansong

Dale Steyn is determined to make 2019 World Cup his limited overs swansong and thinks his experience could make a big difference.

South Africa milestone becomes a millstone for Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn has been closing on Shaun Pollock's tally of 421 wickets for a couple of years but, limited by injury to three tests since November 2016, has managed only to reach, not pass, the milestone.

Ball-tampering a 'cry for help' in unbalanced sport: Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn, tied on 421 wickets with Shaun Pollock, felt the desperation to get the ball to swing was forcing cricketers to flirt with regulations.

Dale Steyn to retire from white ball cricket after 2019 World Cup

South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn is aiming to retire from limited overs cricket after the 2019 World Cup in England.