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SK News Point-Live Cricket News-5th November 2016

Updated: 05 November 2016 20:47 IST - Published: 05 November 2016 11:26 IST

Dale Steyn will take the time to recover completely

Dale Steyn might be ruled out the ongoing Test series against Australia and out for the rest of the year at least, but the fast bowler is ready to take the time to heal properly. On the second day of the first Test in Perth, the Proteas pacer damaged his shoulder which he broke last season. 

Speaking about the injury, Steyn said: "I felt this pop or like a thud in my shoulder. There was a lot of pain. I had to go off the field and have an MRI. I did something very similar against England in December in a similar area but it wasn't as bad. That was a stress reaction, which is like a very hairline little crack. This time it's more like a fracture. It's kind of broken the whole bone. I will probably have surgery and a plate in there. So we're probably looking at a minimum of six months before I'm up and going again."

On when he is likely to come back, he admitted that he won't make the mistake he made last time. 

 "The last time took about three months and I was up and running and ready to play. As the scheduling goes, there's a lot of cricket to be played and people want you to play. I didn't have the full time to recover. I have been dealing with this for quite some time and I was wanting to rush and get to the Twenty20 World Cup, I wanted to go to the IPL. I wanted to play. This time I have to take the time to let it heal properly,"  he added.


Kevin Pietersen says he respected Peter Siddle the most

Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen is currently in Australia with the Channel 9 commentary team. During the third day's play, Pietersen went on air revealing that Peter Siddle was the bowler whom he respected the most during his international career. 

The out-of-favour right-handed England batsmen said, "he (Siddle) was probably the bowler I respected the most in world cricket."

Siddle, who is making a comeback into the Australian team, took just one wicket in the first innings but was pretty impressive with his line and length.


Mustafizur Rahman named in Bangladesh's preparatory squad 

Bangladesh cricket board have named left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman in a 22-man preparatory squad that will be training in Australia next month before flying to New Zealand for the bilateral series. 

The left-arm pacer, who sustained an injury while playing for Sussex last season, is recuperating after undergoing surgery on an injured shoulder in August.

Bangladesh's preparatory squad for New Zealand tour: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Mosaddek Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Mehedi Hasan, Shuvagata Hom, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Taijul Islam, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Shafiul Islam, Subashis Roy, Mohammad Shahid, Ebadat Hossain, Tanveer Haider.

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