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Dale Steyn

33-Year-Old Bowler     Free Agent


South Africa

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Shoulder    EST. RETURN:  July 2017
Birthdate:  June 27, 1983    Birthplace:  Phalaborwa, South Africa
Nationality:  South Africa    Height:  5' 10"    Weight:  181 lbs    

February 21, 2017    Dale Steyn News

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Steyn (shoulder) is progressing ahead of schedule and is on track for South Africa's tour of England in July, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Steyn broke a bone in his shoulder back in November and has already begun swimming, putting him ahead of his schedule. The 33-year-old has 26 five-fors in his Test career to go along with 25 four-fors, and his return to the South Africa attack, along with Morne Morkel, would provide a breath of fresh air in the middle of a lengthy tour that will include ODIs, the Champions Trophy, and T20Is along with the four Tests that Steyn aims to return for.

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Steyn (shoulder) targets a June return to the South African national team after recovering from a broken shoulder, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Steyn was injured in November and with a six-month timetable, will miss the IPL as well as the team's fixtures prior to the Protean's tour of England, which he hopes to be fully fit for. His return would be a boon to the attack, having taken 417 wickets in his Test career including a whopping 26 five-fors and five 10 wicket hauls.
Steyn (shoulder) will play no further apart in the remaining days of the first test and the remainder of the test series against Australia having injured his shoulder while bowling on Friday. ESPN Cricinfo reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Taking the extremely important wicket of in-form batsman David Warner for 97 in his previous overs, fortunes were looking up for Steyn and the South African side. However, the fast bowler was unable to complete his next over and left the field, not to be seen again for the rest of the day. It was later confirmed that Steyn had fractured his right shoulder and that he would miss the entire tour. His replacement is likely to be Morne Morkel if he can be cleared from his own injury problems or Kyle Abbott.
Steyn picked up four wickets in Wednesday's rain-delayed win for the Tallawahs against the Tridents.

Fantasy Analysis

Chasing 195 in 18 overs was a big ask for the Tridents, and the victory for the top-of-the-table Tallawahs was confirmed thanks largely to the bowling performance of Steyn. Wickets included the Tridents' captain Kieron Pollard on 16 and fellow countryman David Wiese for a golden duck. The four-for now takes Steyn's tournament total to 12 as he leaves the CPL having been recalled by Cricket South Africa.
Steyn has been recalled from the CPL by Cricket South Africa, the International Business Times reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Steyn ended the tournament with a flourish, nabbing a pair of wickets in each of his last three matches. Overall, his eight dropped every 16.3 balls, which was accompanied by a 6.82 economy rate. When he returns to South Africa, he'll merely be upholding a contractual obligation at an annual awards ceremony.
Steyn took two for 21 off four overs with one maiden in Monday's victory over the Knight Riders.

Fantasy Analysis

After a tremendous two for five performance Saturday, Steyn backed it up with another outstanding job with the ball, notching a rare T20 maiden while knocking Colin Munro and Dwayne Bravo out of the match, the latter of which helped put the Tallawahs in the driver's seat. Steyn has picked up two wickets in each of his past three matches and is rounding into excellent form as the tournament winds to a close.
Steyn bowled two for five in Saturday's 108-run win over the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots.

Fantasy Analysis

An economy rate as low as 1.30 is usually associated with a particularly small sample of deliveries, but not so with Steyn. The 33-year-old South African spent nearly four overs at the crease, conceding just five runs from his 23 balls while claiming the wickets of Krishmar Santokie and Alzarri Joseph. Granted, Steyn was playing with the very bottom of the barrel of the Patriots' batting order. His yorker on Joseph ended the match in the 16th over, but at just 75 runs the Patriots were never a threat to catch the Jamaicans.
Steyn was selected by the Jamaica Tallawahs to replace Lasith Malinga (knee) during the 2016 CPL.

Fantasy Analysis

The pace bowler picked up multiple wickets in each of his last four NatWest t20 Blast matches for Glamorgan and comes into the CPL season with form few of his South African teammates can match. He'll join Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and Kumar Sangakkara among others on the Tallawahs, who begin their season Saturday against the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots.
Steyn took four wickets and conceded 18 runs in four overs as a bowler in Friday's NatWest t20 Blast victory over Kent in Cardiff.

Fantasy Analysis

The well-traveled South African bowler who joined Glamorgan at the beginning of the month had his best innings for the team on Friday. He took four wickets and had 16 dot balls in his four allotted overs and helped guide Glamorgan to a comfortable victory. His position at ninth in the batting lineup limits his upside as a batsman, but he's quickly become one of the top bowlers in the NatWest t20 Blast league.
Steyn wasn't selected for Monday's eventual win against Kings XI.

Fantasy Analysis

Because of the restriction of four internationals per playing XI, Steyn has been held out in favor of fellow seamer Trent Boult more often than not, though the duo both participated in Saturday's loss to the Indians at Mumbai. In his three appearances, Steyn has managed to nab three wickets with an 8.09 economy rate and 22.0 strike rate.
Steyn made his maiden appearance of IPL8 on Saturday, toppling one for 27 off four overs during the Sunrisers' loss to the Daredevils.

Fantasy Analysis

Steyn took the place of seamer Trent Boult in Hyderabad's bowling unit, which is dominated by medium pace, and opened with three sleek overs at a clip of 16 runs. Although the strike was exchanged throughout the fourth, Steyn forced countryman JP Duminy to redirect his final delivery into the stumps for his first wicket of this tournament. As a stalwart presence in each edition of IPL, Steyn's 90 wickets have gone for 23.84 with an economy rate of 6.58.
Steyn (leg) was smashed early but settled for one wicket at a cost of 76 off 8.5 overs during Tuesday's semifinal defeat to New Zealand.

Fantasy Analysis

Taking the new ball, the vaunted seamer conceded at least one boundary in each of his first three overs, including three fours and two sixes during Brendon McCullum's 25-run bombardment in the fifth over. Steyn's next spell lasted only one over, as he left the field to receive treatment on an undisclosed leg injury. After returning a short time later, his subsequent four overs went cheaply (for 19 runs). However, with the Black Caps requiring 12 runs in the final over to pull out the victory, he couldn't contain the opposition, bowling two byes and yielding two boundaries, including a match-clinching six off the bat of Grant Elliott. As the World Cup concludes for Steyn, he downed 11 wickets for 31.45 while giving up 5.02 runs per over. He'll return to Sunrisers Hyderabad for the imminent IPL season.
Steyn strangled the Pakistani batting lineup, finishing with figures of three for 30 in his 10 overs in South Africa's World Cup match in Auckland on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Steyn bowled with pace and accuracy, conceding just 3.00 runs per over. He bowled 43 dot balls and had three maidens as he stifled the batting. He has taken wickets in all five matches of the World Cup, and his averages and strike rates for the tournament are coming down after a slow start.
Steyn nabbed two early wickets and settled at 39 off eight overs during Tuesday's demolition of Ireland.

Fantasy Analysis

The Proteas' posted a massive 411 runs in the first innings, but Steyn wasn't messing around as he took the new ball. DRS review was required to confirm what the umpire missed -- Paul Stirling getting an edge in the third over -- and in his next over bowled, Steyn induced Ed Joyce into a catch at first slip. With five wickets downed through four World Cup games, Steyn also carries a 36.40 average and 5.35 economy rate.
Steyn did not bowl in Wednesday's warmup against New Zealand after posting figures of 0/40 against Sri Lanka on Monday.

Fantasy Analysis

Steyn picked up six wickets in the three ODIs he participated in within the recent series against the West Indies, posting an elite economy rate of 3.60. Boasting best ODI figures of 6/39, Steyn, the highest ranked bowler playing in this World Cup, is the Proteas' main strike weapon and is primed for an impressive showing.