Dale Willem Steyn is South African right-arm fast bowler with right-handed batting style. Steyn is the leading wicket-keeper for South Africa and shattered the record of former South African captain Shaun Pollock with the 422nd wicket in a Test Match. He is a naturally built aggressive bowler for his usual 150 kmph bowling speeds, generates in-swing and outswing consistently at seeming bowling tracks. Steyn produces reverse swings with the solder balls at fast track.
Dale Steyn has best bowling figure with 7/51 in Test, 6/39 in One Day International and 4/9 in T20 International with the bowling average of 22.95, 25.95 and 17.50. Sten has had 26 five-wicket hauls and five 10 wicket hauls in Test cricket and 3 five-wicket hauls in One Day International. Style made played domestic first-class cricket and List A in different franchises within his country where he represented Titans, Cape Cobras, and Northern.
He made his debut for debut in the Indian Premier League during the inaugural edition of the IPL 2008 for Royal Challengers Bangalore and also have represented Sunrisers Hyderabad, Gujarat Lions, and Deccan Chargers in IPL different season. He made his debut in the English County Championship for Essex during the English County season 2005 and later he played for Warwickshire, Glamorgan, and Hampshire.
Steyn made his debut for Cape Town Blitz during the inaugural edition of South African Mzansi Super League Twenty20 cricket tournament in 2018. He made his debut for Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League during the CPL 2016 season.
Awards & Achievements
- 2008- ICC Test Player of the Year & South Africa Cricketer of the Year
- 2011- ICC ODI Team of the Year
- 2014- Wisden Cricketer of the Year & ICC ODI Team of the Year
- 2008-to-2014 & 2016- ICC Test Team of the Year
Dale Steyn Career Stats
|Match Format||Test||ODI||T20||First Class|
|ICC Batting Rankings||–||–||–||–|
|ICC Bowling Rankings||27||18||99||–|
Dale Steyn Profile
|Full Name||Dale Willem Steyn|
|Date of Birth||27 June 1983 Phalaborwa, Transvaal Province, South Africa|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Nickname||The Phalaborwa Express, Hoolio Steyn Gun, The Steyn remover|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm fast|
|Test Debut||13 December 2004 v England (cap 297)|
|ODI Debut||17 August 2005 v Asia XI (cap 82)|
|T20 Debut||23 November 2007 v New Zealand (cap 31)|
|Last Test||21 February 2019 v Sri Lanka|
|Last ODI||13 March 2019 v Sri Lanka|
|Last T20||22 March 2019 v Sri Lanka|
|Major Teams||South Africa, Africa XI, Cape Cobras, Deccan Chargers, Essex, Gujarat Lions, Jamaica Tallawahs, Northern, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Titans, Warwickshire|