Dale Steyn      

Full name Dale Willem Steyn

Born June 27, 1983, Phalaborwa

Current age 31 years 295 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 78 97 21 1114 76 14.65 2530 44.03 0 2 111 32 21 0
ODIs 104 42 10 259 35 8.09 415 62.40 0 0 23 6 25 0
T20Is 38 9 4 15 5 3.00 20 75.00 0 0 1 0 11 0
First-class 121 144 33 1622 82 14.61 3380 47.98 0 4 27 0
List A 154 57 17 305 35 7.62 481 63.40 0 0 32 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 78 147 16486 8932 396 7/51 11/60 22.55 3.25 41.6 24 25 5
ODIs 104 103 5159 4143 162 6/39 6/39 25.57 4.81 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 121 24206 13042 555 8/41 23.49 3.23 43.6 29 33 7
List A 154 7483 5821 241 6/39 6/39 24.15 4.66 31.0 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 Cape Town, Jan 2-6, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Africa XI v Asia XI at Centurion, Aug 17, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Mar 24, 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 West Indies at Cape Town, Jan 2-6, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Dolphins v Titans at Durban, Nov 12, 2004 scorecard
Last List A New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Mar 24, 2015 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
1/76 South Africa v New Zealand Auckland 24 Mar 2015 ODI # 3644
1/18 South Africa v Sri Lanka Sydney 18 Mar 2015 ODI # 3640
1/40 South Africa v U.A.E. Wellington 12 Mar 2015 ODI # 3633
3/30, 16 South Africa v Pakistan Auckland 7 Mar 2015 ODI # 3626
2/39 South Africa v Ireland Canberra 3 Mar 2015 ODI # 3621
1/24 South Africa v West Indies Sydney 27 Feb 2015 ODI # 3616
1/55, 1 South Africa v India Melbourne 22 Feb 2015 ODI # 3610
1/64 South Africa v Zimbabwe Hamilton 15 Feb 2015 ODI # 3601
- South Africa v New Zealand Christchurch 11 Feb 2015 Other OD
0/40 South Africa v Sri Lanka Christchurch 9 Feb 2015 Other OD
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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Apr 16, 2015

Will we play together? Dale Steyn and Trent Boult chat before the match, Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2015, Visakhapatnam, April 16, 2015

Will we play together? Dale Steyn and Trent Boult chat before the match

© BCCI

Mar 24, 2015

Agony and ecstasy: Dale Steyn slipped but Grant Elliott did not, New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2015, 1st Semi-Final, Auckland, March 24, 2015

Agony and ecstasy: Dale Steyn slipped but Grant Elliott did not

© AFP

Mar 24, 2015

Dale Steyn is distraught after he was smashed for the six that won the game, New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2015, 1st Semi-Final, Auckland, March 24, 2015

Dale Steyn is distraught after he was smashed for the six that won the game

© Getty Images

Notes

ICC Test Player of the Year 2008

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2013

Wisden Leading Cricketer 2014

Series Results
Pakistan v South Africa at Abu Dhabi - Nov 20-24, 2010
Match drawn
Pakistan v South Africa at Dubai (DSC) - Nov 12-16, 2010
Match drawn
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