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Ball-tampering a ‘cry for help’ in unbalanced sport – Steyn

MUMBAI: South African paceman Dale Steyn believes this year’s Australian ball-tampering scandal could be viewed as a “cry for help” because the balance between bat and ball in cricket has become so skewed in favor of the batsmen. Steyn, one of the most prolific wicket-takers of his generation, did not condone the actions of the Cape Town trio but said the incident exposed the need for cricket to change to prevent the loss of the art of reverse swing bowling. “It’s obviously not on, but if you think about it, it’s…

Dale Steyn in ODIs – Greatest Hits

Dale Steyn is tied with Shaun Pollock as the highest wicket-taker for South Africa in Tests, and hasn’t done too badly in one-day internationals either. 35-years-old, Steyn represented Proteas in 116 ODI's taking 180 wickets with remarkable figures of 6-39 against Pakistan. “I will be trying to get to that (2019 ICC Cricket) World Cup. But after the World cup i don't see myself playing white-ball cricket for South Africa. By the time the next World Cup comes, I will be 40,” said Dale Steyn. It’s a good time then to…

Dale Steyn to retire from white-ball cricket after Cricket World Cup 2019

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn does not plan to play any more white-ball cricket after the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. Steyn has played 116 ODIs for his country, but cannot see a future for himself past the format's flagship competition next summer. "I will be trying to get to that World Cup (in England). But after the World Cup I don't see myself playing white-ball cricket for South Africa. By the time the next World Cup comes, I will be 40," said the seamer With 178 wickets to his…

Steyn comeback overshadowed by injury

LE CAP, SOUTH AFRICA: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn left the field with a bruised left heel on Saturday, the second day of his first Test match in more than a year. Steyn pulled up three balls into his 18th over after taking two for 51 in the first Test against India at Newlands. A team spokesman said the injury was being assessed and treated. Steyn, 34, had not played in a first-class match since suffering a fractured shoulder in a Test in Australia in November 2016. He was included in a four-man pace…

South Africa’s Steyn targets November return

JOHANNESBURG: Fast bowler Dale Steyn is hoping to make a comeback following a year out with a shoulder injury at next month’s South African domestic Twenty20 competition. Following an extended spell of rehabilitation, Steyn said he has finally recovered from the shoulder problem he suffered while bowling against Australia during last November’s test series. "My arm is perfect, if anything its stronger than it was before because it’s (been) reinforced with a pin," the 34-year-old told ESPNcricinfo. "It’s 100 percent…

Dale Steyn’s future in great doubt

PERTH: The playing future of South African fast bowler Dale Steyn appeared in grave doubt Friday, with the cricketer expected to need surgery on his troublesome right shoulder as he faces the prospect of being sidelined for at least six months. Steyn, who first hurt his shoulder late last year, aggravated the problem before lunch on the second day of the first Test against Australia in Perth as his series came to a premature end. The 33-year-old right-armer had just bowled the fourth ball in his 13th over when he clutched…