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Dale Steyn      

Full name Dale Willem Steyn

Born June 27, 1983, Phalaborwa

Current age 35 years 52 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 Insights on test 88 111 24 1194 76 13.72 2724 43.83 0 2 117 35 23 0
ODIs Insights on odi 116 47 11 298 35 8.27 461 64.64 0 0 26 8 26 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 42 9 4 15 5 3.00 20 75.00 0 0 1 0 11 0
First-class 133 161 37 1733 82 13.97 3621 47.85 0 4 30 0
List A 169 65 20 352 35 7.82 534 65.91 0 0 34 0
T20s Insights on t20 188 57 24 275 27* 8.33 248 110.88 0 0 22 8 48 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 88 161 17707 9533 421 7/51 11/60 22.64 3.23 42.0 25 26 5
ODIs Insights on odi 116 115 5821 4793 180 6/39 6/39 26.62 4.94 32.3 4 3 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 42 42 901 1009 58 4/9 4/9 17.39 6.71 15.5 2 0 0
First-class 133 25883 13847 587 8/41 23.58 3.20 44.0 30 35 7
List A 169 8301 6641 262 6/39 6/39 25.34 4.80 31.6 5 6 0
T20s Insights on t20 188 185 4175 4645 212 4/9 4/9 21.91 6.67 19.6 4 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Dec 17-21, 2004 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), Jul 20-23, 2018 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Africa XI v Asia XI at Centurion, Aug 17, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Oct 12, 2016 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 Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), Jul 20-23, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Dolphins v Titans at Durban, Nov 12, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Hampshire v Kent at Lord's, Jun 30, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Warriors v Titans at Port Elizabeth, Apr 1, 2005 scorecard
Last T20s Hampshire v Gloucestershire at Southampton, Aug 17, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/29 Hampshire v Gloucs Southampton 17 Aug 2018 T20
1/37 Hampshire v Surrey The Oval 15 Aug 2018 T20
11*, 1/21 Hampshire v Glamorgan Cardiff 10 Aug 2018 T20
8*, 1/21 Hampshire v Somerset Southampton 8 Aug 2018 T20
0/60, 0, 0/30, 6 South Africa v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 20 Jul 2018 Test # 2313 Insights on
1/54, 8, 1/35, 2 South Africa v Sri Lanka Galle 12 Jul 2018 Test # 2311 Insights on
0/52, 26 Sth Africans v SL Board XI Colombo (PSS) 7 Jul 2018 Other
1*, 1/56 Hampshire v Kent Lord's 30 Jun 2018 LA
5/66, 23, 0/47 Hampshire v Yorkshire Southampton 20 Jun 2018 FC
6, 1/34 Hampshire v Yorkshire Southampton 18 Jun 2018 LA
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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Jul 22, 2018

Dale Steyn looks on as South Africa search for wickets, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day, July 22, 2018

Dale Steyn looks on as South Africa search for wickets

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Jul 18, 2018

Dale Steyn in a ceremony to mark Nelson Mandela's 100th birth anniversary, Colombo, July 18, 2018

Dale Steyn in a ceremony to mark Nelson Mandela's 100th birth anniversary

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Jul 18, 2018

How Steyn's numbers in Asia stack up against the rest, July 18, 2018

How Steyn's numbers in Asia stack up against the rest

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Notes

ICC Test Player of the Year 2008

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2013

Wisden Leading Cricketer 2014

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