Dale Steyn      

Full name Dale Willem Steyn

Born June 27, 1983, Phalaborwa

Current age 35 years 234 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 91 115 26 1232 76 13.84 2778 44.34 0 2 122 36 23 0
ODIs 124 51 12 365 60 9.35 562 64.94 0 1 35 9 28 0
T20Is 42 9 4 15 5 3.00 20 75.00 0 0 1 0 11 0
First-class 139 169 39 1805 82 13.88 3741 48.24 0 4 30 0
List A 177 69 21 419 60 8.72 635 65.98 0 1 36 0
T20s 197 61 26 292 27* 8.34 261 111.87 0 0 23 9 51 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 91 167 18272 9881 433 7/51 11/60 22.81 3.24 42.1 26 26 5
ODIs 124 123 6214 5055 195 6/39 6/39 25.92 4.88 31.8 4 3 0
T20Is 42 42 901 1009 58 4/9 4/9 17.39 6.71 15.5 2 0 0
First-class 139 26847 14373 612 8/41 23.48 3.21 43.8 32 35 7
List A 177 8694 6903 277 6/39 6/39 24.92 4.76 31.3 5 6 0
T20s 197 194 4385 4872 224 4/9 4/9 21.75 6.66 19.5 4 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Dec 17-21, 2004 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Pakistan at Johannesburg, Jan 11-14, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Africa XI v Asia XI at Centurion, Aug 17, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v Pakistan at Cape Town, Jan 30, 2019 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 South Africa v Pakistan at Johannesburg, Jan 11-14, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Dolphins v Titans at Durban, Nov 12, 2004 scorecard
Last List A South Africa v Pakistan at Cape Town, Jan 30, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Warriors v Titans at Port Elizabeth, Apr 1, 2005 scorecard
Last T20s Cape Town Blitz v Jozi Stars at Cape Town, Dec 16, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/51 South Africa v Pakistan Cape Town 30 Jan 2019 ODI # 4090
0, 0/26 South Africa v Pakistan Johannesburg 27 Jan 2019 ODI # 4087
2/43 South Africa v Pakistan Centurion 25 Jan 2019 ODI # 4084
2*, 0/35, 0*, 2/80 South Africa v Pakistan Johannesburg 11 Jan 2019 Test # 2341
3/48, 13, 4/85 South Africa v Pakistan Cape Town 3 Jan 2019 Test # 2340
1/66, 23, 2/34 South Africa v Pakistan Centurion 26 Dec 2018 Test # 2338
15*, 1/20 Blitz v Jozi Stars Cape Town 16 Dec 2018 T20
1/21 Blitz v Durban Heat Cape Town 9 Dec 2018 T20
2/22 Blitz v Paarl Rocks Cape Town 7 Dec 2018 T20
1/33, 0 Blitz v Jozi Stars Cape Town 4 Dec 2018 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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Feb 15, 2019

Dale Steyn is bowled, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Durban, 3rd day, February 15, 2019

Dale Steyn is bowled

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Feb 15, 2019

Dale Steyn is joint-fourth on the list of most successful fast bowlers in Tests, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Durban, 2nd day, February 14, 2019

Dale Steyn is joint-fourth on the list of most successful fast bowlers in Tests

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Feb 14, 2019

Dale Steyn is pumped up, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Durban, 2nd day, February 14, 2019

Dale Steyn is pumped up

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Notes

ICC Test Player of the Year 2008

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2013

Wisden Leading Cricketer 2014