South Africa news February 28, 2016

Dale Steyn fit and 'ready to take on the Aussies'

ESPNcricinfo staff

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Steyn back for Australia series

After making a successful return to competitive cricket for Western Province Cricket Club on Saturday, Dale Steyn said he is fit and ready for South Africa's upcoming T20I series against Australia. Steyn had been out of action for nearly two months because of a shoulder injury.

"I will be fine to play against Australia," Steyn told Independent Media before the start of the club game. "All the talk about the injury can take a sideline - I've been fine for the last three weeks, and that's why I'm playing today. If I was injured, I wouldn't be playing today. So, ready to take on the Aussies and everything should be fine."

Steyn returned figures of 3 for 2 in five overs in St. Augustine's first innings, and followed that up with 2 for 11 in five overs in the second.

He had picked up the shoulder injury in the first Test against England in December and, in all, missed six out of South Africa's last eight Tests, having also suffered a groin injury on the preceding tour of India. He also missed all the limited-overs matches against England.

Steyn will have three T20Is against Australia on March 4, 6 and 9 before South Africa travel to India for the World T20.

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