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Dale Steyn

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast

Did you know?

When he’s not playing cricket, Dale Steyn enjoys surfing

WICKETS
417
AVERAGE
22.3

Dale Steyn

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast

Did you know?

When he’s not playing cricket, Dale Steyn enjoys surfing

WICKETS
180
AVERAGE
26.6

Dale Steyn

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast

Did you know?

When he’s not playing cricket, Dale Steyn enjoys surfing

WICKETS
58
AVERAGE
17.4

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast

AGE
34
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Phalaborwa, Limpopo Province

COUNTRY

South Africa

South Africa
LOCAL CLUB

Cape Cobras

Bio

In a team packed with fast-bowling talent, Dale Steyn is the cream of the crop.

Known for his fiery-on field persona, Steyn is able to produce the rare combination of controlled swing and extreme speed, which saw him take over from the likes of Allan Donald, Shaun Pollack and Makhaya Ntini.

His career has not been entirely smooth sailing – in his debut Test series in 2004, Steyn managed just eight wickets at 52 in six games against England and was dropped.

But the quick soon returned with a vengeance and has wreaked havoc since. His one-day international debut came in 2005, and by 2014 had more than 100 wickets to his name.

Fans will remember his inspiring performance against India in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, where he stole the show with a match-winning 5-55 against India.

Steyn is one of the world's greatest quicks, taking more that 400 Test wickets at the sublime average of 22.8.

MATCHES
85
DEBUT
2004
CAP NO
62
BEST BATTING
76
BEST BOWLING
7-51
Bowling
WICKETS
417
AVERAGE
22.3
ECONOMY
3.23
S/R
41.5
5W
26
10W/M
5
Batting
RUNS
1162
INNINGS
105
NOT OUTS
22
AVERAGE
14
100s
0
50s
2
MATCHES
116
DEBUT
2005
CAP NO
82
BEST BATTING
35
BEST BOWLING
6-39
Bowling
WICKETS
180
AVERAGE
26.6
ECONOMY
4.94
S/R
32.3
5W
3
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
298
INNINGS
47
NOT OUTS
11
AVERAGE
8.28
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
42
DEBUT
2007
CAP NO
31
BEST BATTING
5
BEST BOWLING
4-9
Bowling
WICKETS
58
AVERAGE
17.4
ECONOMY
6.72
S/R
15.5
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
15
INNINGS
9
NOT OUTS
4
AVERAGE
3
100s
0
50s
0

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South Africa pace ace Dale Steyn produced an unforgettable performance with a 10-wicket haul to seal a famous series win against Australia at the MCG in 2008


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Superstar quick not yet ready to end lengthy injury lay-off


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South Africa paceman reveals he is just two or three weeks away from his first match since shoulder injury