May 25, 2012

South African cricket

'Playing in every format is difficult' - Steyn

Carlyle Laurie

South Africa's fast bowler Dale Steyn has just played in his fifth straight IPL season. Yet, Steyn hasn’t featured in a Twenty20 International for South Africa since May 2010. In an interveiw with R Kaushik on the NDTV website, he talks about how South Africa's system gives players the option to choose a format that suits them.

“There's just so much cricket being played right now (especially) when you are playing every format. I think the great thing is that when you play for South Africa, Gary (Kirsten) who is now the coach recognises that and gives guys the options. He knows it is impossible to keep playing all the time and every format of the game, he gives guys the option - 'Do you want to play, don't you want to play?”

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