Dale Steyn      

Full name Dale Willem Steyn

Born June 27, 1983, Phalaborwa

Current age 32 years 232 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 82 102 21 1143 76 14.11 2628 43.49 0 2 114 32 22 0
ODIs 112 46 10 292 35 8.11 456 64.03 0 0 25 8 26 0
T20Is 38 9 4 15 5 3.00 20 75.00 0 0 1 0 11 0
First-class 125 149 33 1651 82 14.23 3478 47.46 0 4 28 0
List A 162 61 17 338 35 7.68 522 64.75 0 0 33 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 82 152 16956 9150 406 7/51 11/60 22.53 3.23 41.7 25 25 5
ODIs 112 111 5603 4539 175 6/39 6/39 25.93 4.86 32.0 4 3 0
T20Is 38 38 817 879 55 4/9 4/9 15.98 6.45 14.8 2 0 0
First-class 125 24676 13260 565 8/41 23.46 3.22 43.6 30 33 7
List A 162 7927 6217 254 6/39 6/39 24.47 4.70 31.2 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 South Africa v England at Durban, Dec 26-30, 2015 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 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 South Africa v England at Durban, Dec 26-30, 2015 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 Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians at Hyderabad (Deccan), May 17, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4/70, 17, 0/10, 2 South Africa v England Durban 26 Dec 2015 Test # 2196
0/30, 6, 2 South Africa v India Mohali 5 Nov 2015 Test # 2186
3/46, 37 Sth Africans v Ind Pres XI Mumbai (BS) 30 Oct 2015 Other
3/38 South Africa v India Mumbai 25 Oct 2015 ODI # 3700
3/61, 6 South Africa v India Chennai 22 Oct 2015 ODI # 3698
12, 0/65 South Africa v India Rajkot 18 Oct 2015 ODI # 3695
3/49, 13 South Africa v India Indore 14 Oct 2015 ODI # 3692
1/54 South Africa v India Kanpur 11 Oct 2015 ODI # 3689
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
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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Dec 30, 2015

Dale Steyn was cleaned up by Steven Finn, South Africa v England, 1st Test, Durban, 5th day, December 30, 2015

Dale Steyn was cleaned up by Steven Finn

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Dec 28, 2015

Dale Steyn twice left the field in the middle of an over, South Africa v England, 1st Test, Durban, 3rd day, December 28, 2015

Dale Steyn twice left the field in the middle of an over

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Dec 27, 2015

Dale Steyn finished off the England innings, South Africa v England, 1st Test, Durban, 2nd day, December 27, 2015

Dale Steyn finished off the England innings

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Notes

ICC Test Player of the Year 2008

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2013

Wisden Leading Cricketer 2014

Tournament Results
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Kolkata - May 26, 2013
Mum Indians won by 23 runs
Mum Indians v Royals at Kolkata - May 24, 2013
Mum Indians won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Royals v Sunrisers at Delhi - May 22, 2013
Royals won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Delhi - May 21, 2013
Super Kings won by 48 runs
Sunrisers v KKR at Hyderabad (Deccan) - May 19, 2013
Sunrisers won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Warriors v Daredevils at Pune - May 19, 2013
Warriors won by 38 runs
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