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Dale Steyn      

Full name Dale Willem Steyn

Born June 27, 1983, Phalaborwa

Current age 31 years 250 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 100 41 10 243 35 7.83 398 61.05 0 0 20 6 22 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 150 56 17 289 35 7.41 464 62.28 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 78 147 16486 8932 396 7/51 11/60 22.55 3.25 41.6 24 25 5
ODIs 100 99 4950 3979 156 6/39 6/39 25.50 4.82 31.7 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 150 7274 5657 235 6/39 6/39 24.07 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 Cape Town, Jan 2-6, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Africa XI v Asia XI at Centurion, Aug 17, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI Ireland v South Africa at Canberra, Mar 3, 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 Ireland v South Africa at Canberra, Mar 3, 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
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
2/21 South Africa v West Indies East London 21 Jan 2015 ODI # 3587
1/29 South Africa v West Indies Johannesburg 18 Jan 2015 ODI # 3583
6*, 3/27 South Africa v West Indies Durban 16 Jan 2015 ODI # 3579
4/78, 0, 3/75 South Africa v West Indies Cape Town 2 Jan 2015 Test # 2154
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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Mar 3, 2015

Hashim Amla embraces Dale Steyn after taking the catch to dismiss Ed Joyce, Ireland v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Canberra, March 3, 2015

Hashim Amla embraces Dale Steyn after taking the catch to dismiss Ed Joyce

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Feb 27, 2015

Dale Steyn pats Jason Holder on the back for his 48-ball 56, South Africa v West Indies, World Cup 2015, Group B, Sydney, February 27, 2015

Dale Steyn pats Jason Holder on the back for his 48-ball 56

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Feb 22, 2015

Dale Steyn celebrates the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane, India v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Melbourne, February 22, 2015

Dale Steyn celebrates the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane

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Notes

ICC Test Player of the Year 2008

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2013

Wisden Leading Cricketer 2014

Tour Results
South Africa v New Zealand at Potchefstroom - Jan 25, 2013
South Africa won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
South Africa v New Zealand at Kimberley - Jan 22, 2013
New Zealand won by 27 runs
South Africa v New Zealand at Paarl - Jan 19, 2013
New Zealand won by 1 wicket (with 26 balls remaining)
South Africa v New Zealand at Port Elizabeth - Jan 11-14, 2013
South Africa won by an innings and 193 runs
South Africa v New Zealand at Cape Town - Jan 2-4, 2013
South Africa won by an innings and 27 runs
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