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South African pacer Dale Steyn down with flu

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4.81K   //    18 Feb 2015, 16:46 IST
Dale Steyn could be ruled out of the group stage match against India

Melbourne, Feb 18 (IANS) South African cricket team's pace spearhead Dale Steyn is down with flu that has forced him to miss his team's multiple training sessions.

Steyn complained of a blocked nose and sore throat after South Africa's World Cup tournament opening match against Zimbabwe on Sunday, reported ESPNCricinfo on Wednesday.

Steyn picked up 1/64 from nine overs in his team's 62-run win against Zimbabwe. Steyn, reportedly, has been unwell from the beginning of their campaign and participated half-heartedly in the practice sessions ahead of the match against Zimbabwe, bowling with a short run-up.

South Africa are yet to issue any official statement on Steyn's fitness, but he still has three days to get ready for Sunday's crucial clash against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Steyn has so far picked up 152 wickets from 97 One-Day Internationals (ODIs).

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