Dale Steyn      

Full name Dale Willem Steyn

Born June 27, 1983, Phalaborwa

Current age 31 years 176 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 76 95 21 1056 76 14.27 2501 42.22 0 1 105 27 19 0
ODIs 93 39 9 236 35 7.86 378 62.43 0 0 19 6 22 0
T20Is 38 9 4 15 5 3.00 20 75.00 0 0 1 0 11 0
First-class 119 142 33 1564 82 14.34 3351 46.67 0 3 25 0
List A 143 54 16 282 35 7.42 444 63.51 0 0 29 0
Twenty20 155 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 76 144 16109 8731 389 7/51 11/60 22.44 3.25 41.4 23 25 5
ODIs 93 92 4618 3720 145 6/39 6/39 25.65 4.83 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 119 23829 12841 548 8/41 23.43 3.23 43.4 28 33 7
List A 143 6942 5398 224 6/39 6/39 24.09 4.66 30.9 5 6 0
Twenty20 155 153 3499 3817 172 4/9 4/9 22.19 6.54 20.3 2 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Dec 17-21, 2004 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v West Indies at Centurion, Dec 17-20, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Africa XI v Asia XI at Centurion, Aug 17, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v South Africa at Melbourne, Nov 21, 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 South Africa v West Indies at Centurion, Dec 17-20, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Dolphins v Titans at Durban, Nov 12, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Australia v South Africa at Melbourne, Nov 21, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Warriors v Titans at Port Elizabeth, Apr 1, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Cape Cobras v Knights at Cape Town, Dec 12, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/53, 6/34 South Africa v West Indies Centurion 17 Dec 2014 Test # 2150
0/11 Cape Cobras v Knights Cape Town 12 Dec 2014 T20
1, 0/29 South Africa v Springboks Johannesburg 5 Dec 2014 Other T20
1/19 Cape Cobras v Warriors Paarl 3 Dec 2014 T20
0*, 2/47 South Africa v Australia Melbourne 21 Nov 2014 ODI # 3549
0/53, 12 South Africa v Australia Canberra 19 Nov 2014 ODI # 3548
3/35, 4* South Africa v Australia Perth 16 Nov 2014 ODI # 3546
2/62, 6 South Africa v Australia Perth 14 Nov 2014 ODI # 3545
0, 2/35 South Africa v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 24 Oct 2014 ODI # 3537
1/28 South Africa v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 21 Oct 2014 ODI # 3536
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 20, 2014

Dale Steyn celebrates after getting Shivnarine Chanderpaul out caught behind, South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Centurion, 4th day, December 20, 2014

Dale Steyn celebrates after getting Shivnarine Chanderpaul out caught behind

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Dec 20, 2014

Dale Steyn acknowledges the applause after taking his fifth wicket, South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Centurion, 4th day, December 20, 2014

Dale Steyn acknowledges the applause after taking his fifth wicket

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Dec 20, 2014

Dale Steyn picked up 6 for 34, South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Centurion, 4th day, December 20, 2014

Dale Steyn picked up 6 for 34

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Notes

ICC Test Player of the Year 2008

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2013

Wisden Leading Cricketer 2014

Tour Results
India v South Africa at Ahmedabad - Feb 27, 2010
South Africa won by 90 runs
India v South Africa at Gwalior - Feb 24, 2010
India won by 153 runs
India v South Africa at Jaipur - Feb 21, 2010
India won by 1 run
India v South Africa at Kolkata - Feb 14-18, 2010
India won by an innings and 57 runs
India v South Africa at Nagpur - Feb 6-9, 2010
South Africa won by an innings and 6 runs
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