Dale Steyn      

Full name Dale Willem Steyn

Born June 27, 1983, Phalaborwa

Current age 35 years 21 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 87 109 24 1188 76 13.97 2716 43.74 0 2 117 34 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 132 159 37 1727 82 14.15 3613 47.79 0 4 30 0
List A 169 65 20 352 35 7.82 534 65.91 0 0 34 0
T20s Insights on t20 184 55 22 256 27* 7.75 228 112.28 0 0 20 8 47 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 87 159 17539 9443 421 7/51 11/60 22.42 3.23 41.6 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 132 25715 13757 587 8/41 23.43 3.20 43.8 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 184 181 4083 4537 207 4/9 4/9 21.91 6.66 19.7 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 Galle, Jul 12-14, 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 Galle, Jul 12-14, 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 Cape Cobras v Titans at Cape Town, Dec 8, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
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
2/91, 8*, 0 Hampshire v Surrey Southampton 9 Jun 2018 FC
1*, 1/80 Hampshire v Somerset Southampton 6 Jun 2018 LA
16*, 2/51, 0* South Africa v India Cape Town 5 Jan 2018 Test # 2292 Insights on
0/16 CSA Inv XI v Zimbabweans Paarl 20 Dec 2017 Other
0, 0/33 Titans v Cape Cobras Cape Town 8 Dec 2017 T20
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 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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Jul 18, 2018

Is Steyn the greatest-ever non-Asian quick bowler in Asia?, July 18, 2018

Is Steyn the greatest-ever non-Asian quick bowler in Asia?

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Jul 18, 2018

How much better is Steyn over others in his era?, July 18, 2018

How much better is Steyn over others in his era?

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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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