Full Name Dale Willem Steyn
Born June 27, 1983
Phalaborwa
Age 34 Years, 5 Months, -1 Days
National Side South Africa
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Right-arm fast
Batting Rank Test - NA, ODI - NA, World Cup - NA, T20I - NA
Bowling Rank Test - 8, ODI - 21, World Cup - 21, T20I - 77
Teams Played South Africa, Africa XI, Essex, Glamorgan, Northerns, South Africa A, Titans, Warwickshire, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Cape Cobras, Brisbane Heat, Hyderabad, Jamaica Tallawahs, Gujarat Lions, Cape Town Knight Riders
Man of the Match Test - 9, ODI - 4, World Cup - 1, T20I - 2, IPL - 5, CL - 0,
Career Span [Test, 2004 - 2016], [ODI, 2005 - 2016], [World Cup, 2011 - 2015], [T20I, 2007 - 2016], [IPL, 2008 - 2016], [CL, 2009 - 2013],

The relatively quick metamorphosis of Dale Steyn from an express bowler to an express world class bowler mirrors South Africa's progress from mediocrity to world beaters. Inspired by the generation of Lees and Akhtars, the shortcomings on pace alone were grasped sooner by Steyn than his contemporaries. With a mixture of accuracy and swing to combine with pace, he soon rose to the pinnacle of Test bowling to become one of cricket's most dangerous strike bowlers.

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Dale Steyn Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 85 105 22 1162 76 v AUS 0 2 115 34 14.00 43.71 22 0
ODI 116 47 11 298 35 v IND 0 0 26 8 8.27 64.64 26 0
World Cup 14 4 0 45 20 v ENG 0 0 7 0 11.25 61.64 4 0
T20I 42 9 4 15 5 v NED 0 0 1 0 3.00 75.00 11 0
IPL 90 35 13 166 19* v MUM 0 0 14 3 7.54 105.06 24 0
CL 14 3 2 37 27* v TIT 0 0 3 3 37.00 205.55 6 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 156 2881 622 9303 417 7/51 v IND 31 26 22.30 3.22 41.45
ODI 115 970.1 68 4793 180 6/39 v PAK 16 3 26.62 4.94 32.33
World Cup 14 115 10 538 23 5/50 v IND 2 1 23.39 4.67 30.00
T20I 42 150.1 2 1009 58 4/9 v WI 3 0 17.39 6.71 15.53
IPL 90 343 7 2306 92 3/8 v BLR 8 0 25.06 6.72 22.36
CL 13 52 1 359 13 3/26 v MUM 1 0 27.61 6.90 24.00

Dale Steyn Profile

The relatively quick metamorphosis of Dale Steyn from an express bowler to an express world class bowler mirrors South Africa's progress from mediocrity to world beaters. Inspired by the generation of Lees and Akhtars, the shortcomings on pace alone were grasped sooner by Steyn than his contemporaries. With a mixture of accuracy and swing to combine with pace, he soon rose to the pinnacle of Test bowling to become one of cricket's most dangerous strike bowlers.

On the tour to Sri Lanka in 2006 where bulk wickets at irregular intervals were masked by an economy rate higher than six, led to him being dropped in the return series against Pakistan in the same year. However, he was recalled for the subsequent Test series against New Zealand. He ended up playing both Tests, dismantling the Kiwis with 10 wickets in each of them, leading South Africa to historic victories.

It was a timely improvement as veteran Shaun Pollock announced his retirement a few months later. Following the New Zealand tour, Steyn's bowling displays often revolved around refreshing discipline with a decrease in economy. On the tour to Australia in 2008-09, in tandem with Makhaya Ntini, Steyn helped South Africa clinch their first Test series win against the Aussies. He added another 10-wicket haul to his credit in Melbourne, in a match which the Proteas won by 9 wickets. In Nagpur, Steyn inflicted an innings defeat on India when he picked up a 10-fer in the game which included his career best 7/51 in the first innings. Indian T20 League contracts too, ensued soon after with Steyn penning a jackpot deal with Bangalore and then with Hyderabad.

In one of the most devastating spells in Test cricket in February 2013, Steyn rattled Pakistan helping South Africa bundle them out for 49 with breathtaking figures of 6-8. While comparisons with contemporaries continue, it is fair to say Steyn's consistency over large periods has been unmatched in the modern era of cricket, already making him the best fast bowling product following the turn of the millennium. Steyn is well on his way to becoming the leading wicket-taker for South Africa in Tests.

He continued his brilliant year taking 30 wickets of his next 7 Test matches rattling the opposition's batting line-up. Steyn was pretty successful in World T20 too, taking nine wickets of five matches and bowled one of the best over of T20 history when he defended seven runs of the last over against New Zealand. Steyn was retained by his Hyderabad franchise at the starting of the seventh season of Indian T20 League.

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