Dale Steyn      

Full name Dale Willem Steyn

Born June 27, 1983, Phalaborwa

Current age 31 years 86 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 87 34 7 214 35 7.92 351 60.96 0 0 16 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 137 49 14 260 35 7.42 417 62.35 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 87 86 4301 3460 135 6/39 6/39 25.62 4.82 31.8 4 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 137 6625 5138 214 6/39 6/39 24.00 4.65 30.9 5 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 Australia v South Africa at Harare, Sep 6, 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 Australia v South Africa at Harare, Sep 6, 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
4/34 South Africa v Australia Harare 6 Sep 2014 ODI # 3526
1/24 South Africa v Zimbabwe Harare 4 Sep 2014 ODI # 3524
1/64, 5 South Africa v Australia Harare 2 Sep 2014 ODI # 3522
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
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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Sep 6, 2014

Darren Lehmann shakes hands with Dale Steyn, Australia v South Africa, tri-series final, Harare, September 6, 2014

Darren Lehmann shakes hands with Dale Steyn

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Sep 6, 2014

Dale Steyn produced a ferocious spell of reverse swing, Australia v South Africa, tri-series final, Harare, September 6, 2014

Dale Steyn produced a ferocious spell of reverse swing

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Sep 6, 2014

Dale Steyn exults after removing Aaron Finch's middle stump, Australia v South Africa, tri-series final, Harare, September 6, 2014

Dale Steyn exults after removing Aaron Finch's middle stump

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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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