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Dale Steyn Biography & Latest News

Dale Steyn Biography

Dale Willem Steyn is a South African cricketer who plays Test and one-day international cricket for South Africa. Steyn plays domestic cricket in South Africa for Cape Cobras. He is a right-arm fast bowler, and bowls at speeds of around 145–150 km/h. Dale Steyn holds the record for the fastest South African to reach 100 wickets in Test Match cricket, a feat he achieved on 2 March 2008. He is currently the number one ranked Test bowler in the world and has been for the past three years, achieving the 900+ points benchmark on 13 November 2011. Steyn also currently has the third best bowling strike rate of all time in Test match cricket. Steyn made his first-class debut for Northerns (now referred to as the Titans) on 17 October 2003. He went to England in 2005 to play for Essex, appearing in seven matches between May and June. On his return to domestic cricket in South Africa, Steyn bowled excellently for the Titans through the 2005/2006 season which earned him a recall to the Test squad to face New Zealand. Steyn signed to play in the Indian Premier League in 2008, playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He earned US$325,000 for his appearance in the tournament. For IPL 2011 he was bought by Deccan Chargers for $1.2 million. He was awarded the man of the match in the against Mumbai Indians even though Deccan Chargers lost the match. In international cricket, Dale Steyn made his debut for South Africa on 17 December 2004 in the first Test of England's tour.

Dale Steyn Latest News & Articles

India could reclaim No.1 Test spot after Eden Test

No.1 rankings firmly within Ashwin and Williamson’s sights

India just a victory away from reclaiming the ICC Test Championship mace.

Are South African spinners providing balance to the side’s pace-heavy bowling attack?

Until four or five years ago, South Africa was a land of pacers, and pacers alone, spearheaded then and now by Dale Steyn.

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Ashwin eyes top spot in Test bowlers's rankings in NZ series

All fast bowlers of this generation aspire to be like Dale Steyn, says Adam Gilchrist

Gilchrist feels Dale Steyn should be the benchmark for fast bowling.

South Africa's fast bowlers transition: Pollock to Steyn and Steyn to Rabada

Shaun Pollock, Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada are frontline bowlers of their respective generations

The weekly SK Cricket Social Round-Up: September 12-17

We bring to you, from the world of cricket, the things that got the social media buzzing throughout the week in the SK Social Round-Up.

AB de Villiers names his childhood friend as the best bowler he has ever faced

He also reveals how he used to play his formative years of cricket in an "uncompromising environment".

Difference between bowling 'seam up' and 'cross seam'

An attempt to differentiate between seam up and cross seam bowling.

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Dale Steyn says South Africa will hunt Australia like 'wild dogs'

The speedster believes that the South African bowling attack are more skilled than the Aussies.

South Africa's Dale Steyn concerned about the durability of the pink ball

The South African fast bowler is pleased that the tour of Australia involves only Tests.

Dale Steyn's masterpiece at Centurion proves he is back to his best

When Dale Steyn ripped apart New Zealand gloriously at Centurion, he showed that he still has the hunger to play for South Africa.

Steyn returns to the top of Test bowlers’ rankings

The latest ICC rankings sees Steyn at the top of the bowlers rankings and Ashwin topping the all-rounders list.
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