Dale Steyn      

Full name Dale Willem Steyn

Born June 27, 1983, Phalaborwa

Current age 31 years 66 days

Major teams South Africa, Africa XI, Cape Cobras, Deccan Chargers, Essex, Northerns, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Titans, Warwickshire

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Dale Willem Steyn
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 75 95 21 1056 76 14.27 2501 42.22 0 1 105 27 19 0
ODIs 84 33 7 209 35 8.03 341 61.29 0 0 15 5 22 0
T20Is 38 9 4 15 5 3.00 20 75.00 0 0 1 0 11 0
First-class 118 142 33 1564 82 14.34 3351 46.67 0 3 25 0
List A 134 48 14 255 35 7.50 407 62.65 0 0 29 0
Twenty20 153 47 18 225 27* 7.75 200 112.50 0 0 16 8 41 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 75 142 15975 8644 383 7/51 11/60 22.56 3.24 41.7 23 24 5
ODIs 84 83 4139 3338 129 6/39 6/39 25.87 4.83 32.0 3 3 0
T20Is 38 38 817 879 55 4/9 4/9 15.98 6.45 14.8 2 0 0
First-class 118 23695 12754 542 8/41 23.53 3.22 43.7 28 32 7
List A 134 6463 5016 208 6/39 6/39 24.11 4.65 31.0 4 6 0
Twenty20 153 151 3451 3787 171 4/9 4/9 22.14 6.58 20.1 2 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Dec 17-21, 2004 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Aug 9-12, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Africa XI v Asia XI at Centurion, Aug 17, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Aug 29, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Nov 23, 2007 scorecard
Last T20I India v South Africa at Dhaka, Apr 4, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Northerns v Western Province at Centurion, Oct 17-20, 2003 scorecard
Last First-class Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Aug 9-12, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Dolphins v Titans at Durban, Nov 12, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Aug 29, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Warriors v Titans at Port Elizabeth, Apr 1, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad at Kolkata, May 24, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
10, 3/36 South Africa v Zimbabwe Harare 29 Aug 2014 ODI # 3518
1/54 South Africa v Australia Harare 27 Aug 2014 ODI # 3516
5/46, 19, 3/38 South Africa v Zimbabwe Harare 9 Aug 2014 Test # 2135
2/69, 30, 2/59, 6 South Africa v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 24 Jul 2014 Test # 2131
3, 5/54, 4/45 South Africa v Sri Lanka Galle 16 Jul 2014 Test # 2129
0/55 South Africa v Sri Lanka Hambantota 12 Jul 2014 ODI # 3502
0/19, 23 South Africa v Sri Lanka Pallekele 9 Jul 2014 ODI # 3501
2/38 South Africa v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 6 Jul 2014 ODI # 3500
3*, 1/24 Sth Africans v SL Pres. XI Moratuwa 3 Jul 2014 Other OD
0/43 Sunrisers v KKR Kolkata 24 May 2014 T20
Profile

Dale Steyn could be just the latest nuclear-tipped arrow that South Africa have drawn from their seemingly bottomless quiver of classy fast bowlers. The trouble, for opposing batsmen, is that he is rather more than that. Pure pace is one thing, pinpoint pure pace distinctly another. Pinpoint pure pace poison-tipped with aggression still another. Add the regularity with which Steyn moves the ball away from right-handers, and the way his deliveries skid at batsmen - a lack of height isn't all bad - and the danger he poses is obvious.

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Timeline
    • December 17-21, 2004
      A moderate beginning
      • With only seven first-class matches under his belt, he is handed a Test debut after impressing South African coach Ray Jennings with his pace. It's a torrid Test baptism - he finishes with 3 for 146 in a seven-wicket defeat.
    • April-May, 2006
      A spirited second coming
      • Starts drawing comparisons with Allan Donald after a breakthrough home series against New Zealand. He collects 16 wickets at 26.00 in three Tests forming a potent new-ball combination with Makhaya Ntini.
    • October 3, 2006
      The accolades start
      • His promising return to Test cricket after the stumbling start in 2004 makes him one of South Africa's Five Cricketers of the Year, the first time he's chosen for the honour.
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Aug 29, 2014

Dale Steyn is congratulated in a unique way after a wicket, Zimbabwe v South Africa, tri-series, Harare, August 29, 2014

Dale Steyn is congratulated in a unique way after a wicket

© AFP

Aug 10, 2014

Hashim Amla shakes hands with Dale Steyn after wrapping up the innings, Zimbabwe v South Africa, only Test, Harare, 2nd day, August 10, 2014

Hashim Amla shakes hands with Dale Steyn after wrapping up the innings

© AFP

Aug 9, 2014

Dale Steyn appeals unsuccessfully for the wicket of Mark Vermeulen, Zimbabwe v South Africa, only Test, Harare, 1st day, August 9, 2014

Dale Steyn appeals unsuccessfully for the wicket of Mark Vermeulen

© Associated Press

Notes

ICC Test Player of the Year 2008

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2013

Wisden Leading Cricketer 2014

Tour Results
Australia v South Africa at Perth - Nov 30-Dec 3, 2012
South Africa won by 309 runs
Australia v South Africa at Adelaide - Nov 22-26, 2012
Match drawn
Australia v South Africa at Brisbane - Nov 9-13, 2012
Match drawn
Australia A v Sth Africans at Sydney - Nov 2-4, 2012
Match drawn
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