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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.


Watch: Coaching masterclass from SRH support staff Brian Lara and Dale Steyn

April 25, 2022 12:34 pm

Sunrisers Hyderabad are second in the table with 10 points in seven games.

Ravichandran Ashwin overtakes Dale Steyn, becomes 8th highest wicket-taker in Test history

March 14, 2022 9:36 pm

In the first Test at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Ashwin had gone past Kapil Dev's tally of 434 Test wickets.

Steyn suggests introduction of free hit in Test cricket

January 12, 2022 11:50 pm

For any free hit, the striker can be dismissed only under the circumstances that apply for a no ball, even if the delivery for the free hit is called wide ball.

CSA leaves out Du Plessis, Tahir from congratulatory post on CSK; issues another one after criticism

October 17, 2021 5:52 pm

CSA drew sharp criticism, including from pace great Dale Steyn, after it congratulated Lungi Ngidi for winning the IPL title with CSK, but left out star batter Faf du Plessis and leg-spinner Imran Tahir from its initial social media post,

Dale Steyn announces retirement from all forms of cricket

August 31, 2021 4:21 pm

Dale Steyn announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Tuesday.

A day after saying cricket gets forgotten in IPL, Dale Steyn apologises

March 04, 2021 7:41 am

The 37-year-old veteran fast bowler said his statement that cricket is sometimes forgotten amid all the money talk in the IPL was taken out of context in social media.

'I have no time for you as a human': Dale Steyn slams Kiwi commentator over tasteless remark in PSL

February 28, 2021 10:59 am

Dale Steyn was furious after Simon Doull’s comments about his hair during PSL 2021.

Dale Steyn makes himself unavailable for IPL 2021, clarifies hasn't retired

January 02, 2021 3:23 pm

Dale Steyn made himself unavailable to play in IPL 2021, thanking RCB for understanding his need to take time off the game.

Amidst lockdown, Dale Steyn reveals three-attempted break-ins at his home

June 11, 2020 7:55 pm

Dale Steyn had announced his retirement from Tests last year to focus on limited overs cricket. He took 439 wickets in 93 Tests at 22.95.

Sachin Tendulkar was out in his 190s but umpire wanted to 'make it back to hotel': Dale Steyn

May 19, 2020 12:36 am

Dale Steyn jokes that umpire Ian Gould did not give Sachin Tendulkar out when he was in his 190s - minutes before he scored the first 200 in ODI cricket - because Gould did not want to antagonize the home crowd.