He holds the record amongst all players who are currently playing Test cricket. [24], In the 2020 IPL auction, he was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the 2020 Indian Premier League. It is almost … Quiz! In terms of days, Steyn has spent 2,356 days at the top as of 6 October 2016, the most by any bowler since World War II. He had mixed success in these three matches, taking wickets but proving expensive. [46], He made his Twenty20 International debut on 23 November 2007 in the one-off game against New Zealand, taking the wicket of Scott Styris and only giving up 17 runs from his four overs. and Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for the year 2013 in 2014’s Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. The entire world is currently under the grip … Only 12 players have earned the distinction of being Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World, and only one of them has been a fast bowler – South Africa’s Dale Steyn in 2013. He picked up an injury whilst bowling early in India's first innings in the first Test at Johannesburg which prevented him from taking much further part in the game and also ruled him out of the second Test. Or more specifically, one group of cricketers. [37] He finished the series with six wickets at an average of 19.00. [88], In April 2019, he was named in South Africa's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Steyn was scarcely less lethal in one-day internationals, claiming 27 wickets at under 16 apiece. [27] However, his overall performance was underwhelming, he took eight wickets at an average of 52.00[28] and he was dropped after bowling poorly in England's second innings of the fourth Test in January 2005, bowling eight no-balls in nine overs which went for 47 runs. [52] His 20 wickets at 19.10. [45] earned him his second consecutive Man-of-the-Series award. [50] He picked up figures of 4/60 and 4/44 in the second Test at Cape Town as South Africa leveled the series[51] and once again proved his worth in the deciding third Test at Durban by taking 1/18 and 6/72, his seventh five-wicket haul, as the West Indies were thrashed by an innings and 100 runs. 7/51 vs India (Nagpur, 2010) While South Africa never lost a Test series in India in the 2000s, Dale … Minimum 2000 balls. Cricket Bowling Tips: Dale Steyn. “I said to him: ‘Jacques, I won’t let you down. Weeks before that terrible World Cup heartbreak in Auckland, Dale Steyn, an all-time fast bowling great, sat down with Ed Kemp to discuss the various challenges of bowling, the choices quicks have to make and his life away from the game.. First published in 2015. [60], The first Test at Chennai turned out to be a very high scoring affair, with South Africa batting first and making 540, then India responding strongly, led by Virender Sehwag who scored 319 from 304 balls, to reach 468/1 by the end of the third day. But not if you stop believing and start bowling slower. [80] After 14 months of injury, Steyn played his first international Test match against India and picked up a wicket in just 14 balls. The 37-year-old speedster featured in just 3 of RCB's games and picked up just one wicket, whilst bowling at an economy of 11.40. [13], Steyn was born in 1983 in the small town of Phalaborwa, on the border of the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Steyn did not bowl particularly well[31] and after another below par performance against Sri Lanka[32] he dropped out of consideration for the South African ODI team. IPL 2012 Match 40 – MI vs DC: Dale Steyn. [40], Steyn was picked for the Test squad to tour Pakistan in October, and played in both Tests. [23] South Africa slumped to defeat by an innings and 153 runs. In his first overseas Test, at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo, he took 3 for 129 as Sri Lanka piled up 756–5, with Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene putting together the highest Test match partnership ever (624 runs). Steyn also starred in the first innings with figures of 5–87 (29.0 overs). However, a crucial element to swing bowling is how you grip the ball before release. According to RCB’s team director Mike Hesson, teams will see completely different Steyn … [91] In August 2019, Steyn retired from Test cricket. He had a fairly indifferent match in the first Test at Port Elizabeth, taking 5/188 in the match as the West Indies scored their first away victory in Test matches for two and a half years, although he did hit his highest Test match score to date, 33 not out, in South Africa's second innings. [4] He was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2013,[5] Bangladesh were bowled out for 192 in their first innings, with Steyn claiming 3/27, but then South Africa collapsed to 170 all out, handing the hosts a shock 22 run lead. Ever since Steyn first discovered that what he had regarded as the perfect spell could be disproven by scientific evidence, he has checked his lines, lengths and groupings at every interval, not merely at the end of the day. Steyn is an extremely competitive cricketer and often celebrates vigorously after taking a wicket. It was a quality central to the South African dressing room. [48], Steyn's next international appearance was in the first Twenty20 International against the West Indies. As a result of this, the cumulation of an outstanding 2007/08 season in which he took 75 wickets in 11 matches, Steyn moved up to joint first place (alongside Muttiah Muralitharan) in the ICC Test match bowling rankings.[63]. In the first Test against the Windies in the 2010 series, South Africa convincingly beat them, with Steyn take his 200th wicket, Sulieman Benn, clean bowled (off stump). [66] He was named in the 'Team of the Tournament' for the 2011 World Cup by the ICC and Cricinfo. The 37-year-old has carved a niche for himself in the fast bowling department. [22] In October 2019, Steyn signed to play in the Big Bash for the Melbourne Stars. New Delhi [India], April 13 (ANI): South Africa pacer Dale Steyn has revealed his favourite bowling spells. His fine and fast-bowling skills have always been his strength. [58], Coming into the three Test series against India predictions about how Steyn would fare were mixed, with some commentators identifying him a crucial part of a South African team which could pose a serious challenge to India,[59] whilst others predicted he might struggle playing against a strong batting lineup on lifeless subcontinent pitches. [17], Steyn seized the opportunity to cement his place in the South Africa Test team, and as a result of becoming a regular selection for the national team, he has subsequently played little domestic cricket in South Africa during the last three seasons, appearing for the Titans in just three SuperSport Series matches. Before 2013, the presence of a bowler of Steyn's repetoire was … He is, however, a capable hitter of the ball and can also occupy the crease if required. In List A cricket, he has collected 41 wickets in 28 … He shows no signs of slowing down or losing his enthusiasm. In the second innings he added a further three wickets to his match tally, finishing the game with eight wickets for 114 runs, as South Africa completed a crushing victory by an innings and 90 runs. ... but arguably the best two swing bowlers of this generation have been Jimmy Anderson and Dale Steyn. He is regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time. Instead, he selects the victory over India at Kingsmead in the Boxing Day Test, during which he claimed 6-100 on the least helpful surface the South Africans had encountered anywhere in 2013, including the UAE. [citation needed] He only played two first-class games and made little impact in his first season, but a series of strong performances in the initial part of the 2004/2005 season saw him called up to the Test squad to play England. [25], In November 2020, Steyn joined Kandy Tuskers for the 2020 Lanka Premier League.[26]. Steyn got career best ODI figures of 5 wickets for 50 runs against India in Nagpur during the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. [67][68], 2013 article Hail Dale by Harsha Bhogle[69], On 2 January 2013, Steyn bowled Doug Bracewell out in first session of the first test of the New Zealand tour to South Africa to take his 300 Test wickets in 61 matches. Simple keys to bowling a better bouncer... Don’t try and bowl it too fast. 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