Dale Steyn      

Full name Dale Willem Steyn

Born June 27, 1983, Phalaborwa

Current age 36 years 247 days

Major teams South Africa, Africa XI, Cape Cobras, Deccan Chargers, Essex, Gujarat Lions, Islamabad United, Jamaica Tallawahs, Melbourne Stars, 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 93 119 27 1251 76 13.59 2825 44.28 0 2 124 36 26 0
ODIs 125 51 12 365 60 9.35 562 64.94 0 1 35 9 28 0
T20Is 47 12 6 21 5* 3.50 26 80.76 0 0 2 0 12 0
First-class 141 173 40 1824 82 13.71 3788 48.15 0 4 33 0
List A 180 69 21 419 60 8.72 635 65.98 0 1 37 0
T20s 216 67 31 311 27* 8.63 282 110.28 0 0 25 9 54 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 93 171 18608 10077 439 7/51 11/60 22.95 3.24 42.3 27 26 5
ODIs 125 124 6256 5087 196 6/39 6/39 25.95 4.87 31.9 4 3 0
T20Is 47 47 1015 1175 64 4/9 4/9 18.35 6.94 15.8 2 0 0
First-class 141 27183 14569 618 8/41 23.57 3.21 43.9 33 35 7
List A 180 8844 6991 284 6/39 6/39 24.61 4.74 31.1 5 6 0
T20s 216 213 4817 5415 254 4/9 4/9 21.31 6.74 18.9 4 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Dec 17-21, 2004 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth, Feb 21-23, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Africa XI v Asia XI at Centurion, Aug 17, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth, Mar 13, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Nov 23, 2007 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 21, 2020 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Northerns v Western Province at Centurion, Oct 17-20, 2003 scorecard
Last First-class South Africa v Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth, Feb 21-23, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Dolphins v Titans at Durban, Nov 12, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Titans v Dolphins at Centurion, Mar 31, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Warriors v Titans at Port Elizabeth, Apr 1, 2005 scorecard
Last T20s South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 21, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/31, 0 South Africa v Australia Johannesburg 21 Feb 2020 T20I # 1046
0/43 South Africa v England Centurion 16 Feb 2020 T20I # 1043
5*, 1/33 South Africa v England East London 12 Feb 2020 T20I # 1039
2/16 Melb Stars v Melb Reneg Melbourne 4 Jan 2020 T20
0/24 Melb Stars v Syd Thunder Sydney 2 Jan 2020 T20
2/12 Melb Stars v Hurricanes Launceston 30 Dec 2019 T20
1/29 Melb Stars v Strikers Carrara 27 Dec 2019 T20
3/10 Blitz v Spartans Cape Town 1 Dec 2019 T20
2/25 Blitz v Durban Heat Cape Town 28 Nov 2019 T20
2/38 Blitz v Paarl Rocks Cape Town 24 Nov 2019 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 21, 2020

A pensive Dale Steyn walks back to his mark, South Africa v Australia, 1st T20I, Johannesburg, February 21, 2020

A pensive Dale Steyn walks back to his mark

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Feb 12, 2020

Dale Steyn celebrates dismissing Jos Buttler, South Africa v England, 1st T20I, East London, February 12, 2020

Dale Steyn celebrates dismissing Jos Buttler

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Feb 12, 2020

Dale Steyn was playing his first international since March 2019, South Africa v England, 1st T20I, East London, February 12, 2020

Dale Steyn was playing his first international since March 2019

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Notes

ICC Test Player of the Year 2008

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2013

Wisden Leading Cricketer 2014