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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
433
AVERAGE
22.8

Dale Steyn

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast

Did you know?

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

WICKETS
192
AVERAGE
25.7

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
35
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
91
DEBUT
2004
CAP NO
62
BEST BATTING
76
BEST BOWLING
7-51
Bowling
WICKETS
433
AVERAGE
22.8
ECONOMY
3.24
S/R
42.2
5W
26
10W/M
5
Batting
RUNS
1232
INNINGS
115
NOT OUTS
26
AVERAGE
13.84
100s
0
50s
2
MATCHES
121
DEBUT
2005
CAP NO
82
BEST BATTING
60
BEST BOWLING
6-39
Bowling
WICKETS
192
AVERAGE
25.7
ECONOMY
4.87
S/R
31.6
5W
3
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
365
INNINGS
50
NOT OUTS
12
AVERAGE
9.61
100s
0
50s
1
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

Steyn reflects on highest Test score

South Africa paceman Dale Steyn reflects on the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne in 2008 when he took apart the Australia attack and registered his highest Test score


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Steyn reflects on Test wicket record

South Africa paceman Dale Steyn discusses what motivates him on the field and his teammates provide some insight into the fiery quick


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All of Steyn's Test wickets on Aussie soil

Following Dale Steyn's becoming South Africa's highest Test wicket-taker, watch all the pace ace's wickets against Australia on foreign soil


Super Steyn finally reaches immortality

A challenging two-year period has left Proteas legend Dale Steyn with a better perspective on life and – at long last – a national record


Olivier overshadows Steyn on eventful day

Fifteen wickets fall on opening day as South Africa and Pakistan go to stumps with first Test evenly poised


Super Steyn breaks Proteas record

Pace ace surpasses a legend of the game as South Africa's most prolific Test wicket-taker


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