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Dale Steyn      

Full name Dale Willem Steyn

Born June 27, 1983, Phalaborwa

Current age 32 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 80 98 21 1116 76 14.49 2532 44.07 0 2 111 32 21 0
ODIs 107 43 10 261 35 7.90 424 61.55 0 0 23 6 25 0
T20Is 38 9 4 15 5 3.00 20 75.00 0 0 1 0 11 0
First-class 123 145 33 1624 82 14.50 3382 48.01 0 4 27 0
List A 157 58 17 307 35 7.48 490 62.65 0 0 32 0
Twenty20 161 50 20 245 27* 8.16 213 115.02 0 0 19 8 43 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 80 149 16716 9040 402 7/51 11/60 22.48 3.24 41.5 24 25 5
ODIs 107 106 5321 4272 165 6/39 6/39 25.89 4.81 32.2 4 3 0
T20Is 38 38 817 879 55 4/9 4/9 15.98 6.45 14.8 2 0 0
First-class 123 24436 13150 561 8/41 23.44 3.22 43.5 29 33 7
List A 157 7645 5950 244 6/39 6/39 24.38 4.66 31.3 5 6 0
Twenty20 161 159 3613 3987 175 4/9 4/9 22.78 6.62 20.6 2 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Dec 17-21, 2004 scorecard
Last Test Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka, Jul 30-Aug 3, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Africa XI v Asia XI at Centurion, Aug 17, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v New Zealand at Durban, Aug 26, 2015 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 Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka, Jul 30-Aug 3, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Dolphins v Titans at Durban, Nov 12, 2004 scorecard
Last List A South Africa v New Zealand at Durban, Aug 26, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Warriors v Titans at Port Elizabeth, Apr 1, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians at Hyderabad (Deccan), May 17, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/41 South Africa v New Zealand Durban 26 Aug 2015 ODI # 3678
2, 0/38 South Africa v New Zealand Potchefstroom 23 Aug 2015 ODI # 3677
2/50 South Africa v New Zealand Centurion 19 Aug 2015 ODI # 3676
3/30 South Africa v Bangladesh Dhaka 30 Jul 2015 Test # 2174
2, 3/78 South Africa v Bangladesh Chittagong 21 Jul 2015 Test # 2172
19*, 0/27 Sunrisers v Mum Indians Hyderabad (Deccan) 17 May 2015 T20
0/17 Sunrisers v RCB Hyderabad (Deccan) 15 May 2015 T20
0/37, 1* Sunrisers v KKR Kolkata 4 May 2015 T20
2/38, 0 Sunrisers v Mum Indians Mumbai 25 Apr 2015 T20
0/24 Sunrisers v KKR Visakhapatnam 22 Apr 2015 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 23, 2015

Tom Latham watches Dale Steyn field off his own bowling, South Africa v New Zealand, 2nd ODI, Potchefstroom

Tom Latham watches Dale Steyn field off his own bowling

© Associated Press

Aug 19, 2015

Dale Steyn stuck to his plans and took two wickets, South Africa v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Centurion, August 19, 2015

Dale Steyn stuck to his plans and took two wickets

© Associated Press

Jul 30, 2015

Dale Steyn exults after dismissing Mahmudullah, Bangladesh v South Africa, 2nd Test, Mirpur, 1st day, July 30, 2015

Dale Steyn exults after dismissing Mahmudullah

© AFP

Notes

ICC Test Player of the Year 2008

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2013

Wisden Leading Cricketer 2014

Tour Results
Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne - Jan 28, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 2 runs (D/L method)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney - Jan 26, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Hobart - Jan 23, 2013
Australia won by 32 runs
Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney - Jan 20, 2013
No result
Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane - Jan 18, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 180 balls remaining)
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