Dale Steyn Follows AB De Villiers To Big Bash League, Joins Melbourne Stars

Updated: 08 October 2019 22:40 IST

Dale Steyn will play six matches in the upcoming season of the Big Bash League and will play the rest of the matches if he is not selected for South Africa

Dale Steyn Follows AB De Villiers To Big Bash League, Joins Melbourne Stars
This will be Dale Steyn's debut in the Big Bash League © AFP

Veteran South African pacer Dale Steyn will represent Melbourne Stars in this year's Big Bash League. Steyn, who retired from Test cricket in August, will be playing six matches in what will be his debut season in the Australian T20 league. According to ESPNCricinfo, Cricket South Africa has cleared Steyn to play six matches but the pacer indicated that there is an option to extend that period if he is not selected for South Africa's limited overs series against England in February.

Steyn thus joins fellow South Africans AB de Villiers and Chris Morris in the BBL, with the pair earlier joining Brisbane Heat and Sidney Thunder respectively.

Steyn, who is South Africa's highest wicket taker in Test cricket with 439 scalps, retired from the longest format after a series of injuries that kept him out of action for the better part of the last three years. He remains available for the ODI and T20I series and although he was ready to be part of the team that recently toured India, the selectors decided that he was not medically ready.

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Highlights
  • Dale Steyn has signed up for the Melbourne Stars for the BBL season
  • It will be his debut in the Australian T20 league
  • He has been cleared to play six matches by Cricket South Africa
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