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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.

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5 dream cross-generation bowling combinations that we'll never get to see 
5 dream cross-generation bowling combinations that we'll never get to see 
A look at some hypothetical bowling partnerships that could have wrecked havoc
5 times favourites blew their chances of winning the World Cup
5 times favourites blew their chances of winning the World Cup
Reliving five of the most heartbreaking moments for promising aspirants in World Cup history.
Dale Steyn unlikely for Bangladesh series; targets T20 Global League for comeback
Dale Steyn unlikely for Bangladesh series; targets T20 Global League for comeback
The legendary pacer has sustained a muscle strain on his injury-plagued shoulder.
Analysing the reasons why Dale Steyn is a better Test bowler than James Anderson
Analysing the reasons why Dale Steyn is a better Test bowler than James Anderson
James Anderson became the third fast bowler to take 500 Test wickets.
Top 10 South African bowlers of all time
Top 10 South African bowlers of all time
The Rainbow Nation has given birth to quite a lot of terrific bowlers over the years
Dale Steyn deserves my all-time South African record, opines Shaun Pollock
Dale Steyn deserves my all-time South African record, opines Shaun Pollock
Steyn is targeting a comeback during the upcoming home series against Bangladesh.
10 greatest South African cricketers of all time
10 greatest South African cricketers of all time
South Africa has produced legendary cricketers over the years, but who are the top ten?
Dale Steyn - Destiny's Forgotten Child
Dale Steyn - Destiny's Forgotten Child
As Dale Steyn remains on the sidelines, an Indian fan relives his fondest memories of watching the fiery pacer in action.
SK Social Media Round Up - 15th July
SK Social Media Round Up - 15th July
Dance, romance, hard work and loads of fun. Take a look to find out more!
Dale Steyn - the best in the business of 'pace'
Dale Steyn - the best in the business of 'pace'
The "Quality Factor" theory proves that the South African ranks higher than the greats across eras.
Under the SKanner: Kagiso Rabada
Under the SKanner: Kagiso Rabada
The strengths and weaknesses of the young turk, all at one place!
Dale Steyn: Revisiting a modern day legend's career through pictures
Dale Steyn: Revisiting a modern day legend's career through pictures
On Dale Steyn's 34th birthday, we revisit his enthralling career through a collection of images.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: 5 champions who were missed
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: 5 champions who were missed
As the world awaits a fairy tale finish of the Champions Trophy 2017, we remember some champions we missed in this edition of CT.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: 5 things India should be wary of against South Africa
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: 5 things India should be wary of against South Africa
India take on South Africa at The Oval in a virtual quarter-final and here is a little heads up for the Indian side.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Rohit Sharma reveals the toughest bowler he has faced
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Rohit Sharma reveals the toughest bowler he has faced
Despite being dismissed just once by the South African pacer, Rohit admitted that Steyn was the toughest pacer he had faced.
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