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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

Dale Steyn wants AB de Villiers to return as South Africa's Test captain

The veteran speedster does not agree with former skipper Graeme Smith's views.

Glenn McGrath labels Josh Hazlewood as the best fast bowler in world cricket

The legendary Australian seamer lavishes praise on his metronomic successor.

From carrying drinks to leading the South African line-up - The transformation of Kyle Abbott

An eventful career spanning three years deserves more recognition and after yet another good show, Abbott has every right to be in the 11.

Is it time for Dale Steyn to call it a day?

Steyn says he will try and make a comeback in May next year.

South African bowlers outsmart David Warner to dismiss him on day 3

Luck intervenes to send David Warner packing after a good start to his innings

Stats: Rangana Herath joins elite club of bowlers with a five-wicket haul against all Test playing nations

He becomes the third bowler to do so, after Muttiah Muralitharan and Dale Steyn.

5 best bowling run-ups of all time

Fast bowlers who won nearly half of the battle against the batsmen with just their approach to the bowling crease.

David Warner: Is he as good as the numbers suggest?

Here's taking a look at David Warner's stats and seeing if he is really as good as his numbers suggest.

Kagiso Rabada and Quinton de Kock vault into top 20 for the first time

A look at the latest ICC Test Rankings.

Kagiso Rabada - a nation's hope

The tall fast bowler has created a name for himself in world cricket and is ready to set a benchmark for young bowlers.

Kagiso Rabada stepped up in Steyn's absence, says Charl Langeveldt

SA Bowling coach Charl Langeveldt was impressed with Kagiso Rabada's show on the fourth day at Perth.

Dean Elgar felt motivated and not threatened by Australian sledging

Elgar expressed his delight at knocking off the memories of his forgettable Test debut at Perth when he was dismissed for a couple of ducks.

Reverse Swing vs Conventional Swing

It is quite fascinating to see how some bowlers can make the ball deviate in the air with special skills.

Australia retain same squad for Hobart Test

Australia make no changes to their squad ahead of the second test against South Africa at Hobart.

Steven Smith defends his move of under-bowling Nathan Lyon on day 3 of the first Test

Nathan Lyon hardly featured on a day where the South African batsmen ran riot.
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