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Dale Steyn      

Full name Dale Willem Steyn

Born June 27, 1983, Phalaborwa

Current age 33 years 66 days

Major teams South Africa, Africa XI, Cape Cobras, Deccan Chargers, Essex, Gujarat Lions, Jamaica Tallawahs, 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 84 104 22 1158 76 14.12 2654 43.63 0 2 114 34 22 0
ODIs 112 46 10 292 35 8.11 456 64.03 0 0 25 8 26 0
T20Is 42 9 4 15 5 3.00 20 75.00 0 0 1 0 11 0
First-class 127 151 34 1666 82 14.23 3504 47.54 0 4 28 0
List A 162 61 17 338 35 7.68 522 64.75 0 0 33 0
Twenty20 179 54 22 256 27* 8.00 224 114.28 0 0 20 8 46 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 84 155 17210 9252 416 7/51 11/60 22.24 3.22 41.3 25 26 5
ODIs 112 111 5603 4539 175 6/39 6/39 25.93 4.86 32.0 4 3 0
T20Is 42 42 901 1009 58 4/9 4/9 17.39 6.71 15.5 2 0 0
First-class 127 24930 13362 575 8/41 23.23 3.21 43.3 30 34 7
List A 162 7927 6217 254 6/39 6/39 24.47 4.70 31.2 5 6 0
Twenty20 179 176 3975 4423 201 4/9 4/9 22.00 6.67 19.7 4 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Dec 17-21, 2004 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v New Zealand at Centurion, Aug 27-30, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Africa XI v Asia XI at Centurion, Aug 17, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI India v South Africa at Mumbai, Oct 25, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Nov 23, 2007 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Sri Lanka at Delhi, Mar 28, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Northerns v Western Province at Centurion, Oct 17-20, 2003 scorecard
Last First-class South Africa v New Zealand at Centurion, Aug 27-30, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Dolphins v Titans at Durban, Nov 12, 2004 scorecard
Last List A India v South Africa at Mumbai, Oct 25, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Warriors v Titans at Port Elizabeth, Apr 1, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Jamaica Tallawahs v Barbados Tridents at Kingston, Jul 20, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
13*, 3/66, 5/33 South Africa v New Zealand Centurion 27 Aug 2016 Test # 2220
2, 2/3 South Africa v New Zealand Durban 19 Aug 2016 Test # 2219
4/27 Tallawahs v Tridents Kingston 20 Jul 2016 T20
2/21 Tallawahs v T&T Riders Kingston 18 Jul 2016 T20
2/5 Tallawahs v Patriots Kingston 16 Jul 2016 T20
2/31 Tallawahs v Amazon Kingston 15 Jul 2016 T20
- Tallawahs v Tridents Bridgetown 11 Jul 2016 T20
2, 0/15 Tallawahs v Amazon Providence 7 Jul 2016 T20
1/56 Tallawahs v T&T Riders Port of Spain 4 Jul 2016 T20
1*, 1/21 Tallawahs v Patriots Basseterre 2 Jul 2016 T20
Profile

Scary eyes, throbbing veins and a chainsaw celebration have all made Dale Steyn South Africa's most feared fast bowler. Extreme pace, the ability to swing the ball both ways, and accuracy have perhaps made him the country's best ever. At the peak of his powers, Steyn possessed a lithe and wiry body, a steaming run-up that culminated in a aerodynamic action, and a ripper of an outswinger.

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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 30, 2016

Dale Steyn is air borne while trying to stop the ball, South Africa v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Centurion, 4th day, August 30, 2016

Dale Steyn is air borne while trying to stop the ball

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Aug 30, 2016

Dale Steyn struck twice in the first over of the fourth innings, South Africa v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Centurion, 4th day, August 30, 2016

Dale Steyn struck twice in the first over of the fourth innings

© Associated Press

Aug 30, 2016

Dale Steyn ripped through New Zealand's order early in their second innings, South Africa v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Centurion, 4th day, August 30, 2016

Dale Steyn ripped through New Zealand's order early in their second innings

© AFP

Notes

ICC Test Player of the Year 2008

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2013

Wisden Leading Cricketer 2014

Tournament Results
Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 7, 2012
West Indies won by 36 runs
Australia v West Indies at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 5, 2012
West Indies won by 74 runs
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 4, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 16 runs
India v South Africa at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 2, 2012
India won by 1 run
Australia v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 2, 2012
Pakistan won by 32 runs
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