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Dale Steyn      

Full name Dale Willem Steyn

Born June 27, 1983, Phalaborwa

Current age 31 years 31 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 73 92 21 1001 76 14.09 2384 41.98 0 1 102 23 19 0
ODIs 82 32 7 199 35 7.96 309 64.40 0 0 15 5 22 0
T20Is 38 9 4 15 5 3.00 20 75.00 0 0 1 0 11 0
First-class 116 139 33 1509 82 14.23 3234 46.66 0 3 25 0
List A 132 47 14 245 35 7.42 375 65.33 0 0 29 0
Twenty20 153 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 73 138 15501 8432 371 7/51 11/60 22.72 3.26 41.7 23 23 5
ODIs 82 81 4028 3248 125 6/39 6/39 25.98 4.83 32.2 3 3 0
T20Is 38 38 817 879 55 4/9 4/9 15.98 6.45 14.8 2 0 0
First-class 116 23221 12542 530 8/41 23.66 3.24 43.8 28 31 7
List A 132 6352 4926 204 6/39 6/39 24.14 4.65 31.1 4 6 0
Twenty20 153 151 3451 3787 171 4/9 4/9 22.14 6.58 20.1 2 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 16-20, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Africa XI v Asia XI at Centurion, Aug 17, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v South Africa at Hambantota, Jul 12, 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 Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, Jul 16-20, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Dolphins v Titans at Durban, Nov 12, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v South Africa at Hambantota, Jul 12, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Warriors v Titans at Port Elizabeth, Apr 1, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad at Kolkata, May 24, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/69, 30, 2/59, 6 South Africa v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 24 Jul 2014 Test # 2131
3, 5/54, 4/45 South Africa v Sri Lanka Galle 16 Jul 2014 Test # 2129
0/55 South Africa v Sri Lanka Hambantota 12 Jul 2014 ODI # 3502
0/19, 23 South Africa v Sri Lanka Pallekele 9 Jul 2014 ODI # 3501
2/38 South Africa v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 6 Jul 2014 ODI # 3500
3*, 1/24 Sth Africans v SL Pres. XI Moratuwa 3 Jul 2014 Other OD
0/43 Sunrisers v KKR Kolkata 24 May 2014 T20
0/43 Sunrisers v Super Kings Ranchi 22 May 2014 T20
0/23 Sunrisers v RCB Hyderabad (Deccan) 20 May 2014 T20
1, 1/24 Sunrisers v KKR Hyderabad (Deccan) 18 May 2014 T20
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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Jul 27, 2014

Dale Steyn took his 374th Test wicket to go past Waqar Younis, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day, July 27, 2014

Dale Steyn took his 374th Test wicket to go past Waqar Younis

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Jul 25, 2014

Dale Steyn and Faf du Plessis share a light moment, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day, July 25, 2014

Dale Steyn and Faf du Plessis share a light moment

© AFP

Jul 24, 2014

Dale Steyn celebrates after dismissing Upul Tharanga, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 1st day, July 24, 2014

Dale Steyn celebrates after dismissing Upul Tharanga

© AFP

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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