PLAYER PROFILE

Dale Steyn, Right Arm Fast Bowler, South Africa


SOUTH AFRICA


Name
Dale Willem Steyn

Country
South Africa

Date of Birth
June 27, 2021

Place of Birth
Phalaborwa

Batting Style
Right Handed

Bowling Style
Right Arm Fast

ODI Debut
August 17, 2021 v Asia XI

Test Debut
December 17, 2021 v England

T20 Debut
November 23, 2021 v New Zealand

  • TESTs
  • ODIs
  • T20s
Steyn made his debut for South Africa on 17 December 2021 in the first Test of England's tour. His first victim in Test cricket was Marcus Trescothick whom he bowled out with a fast in-swinging delivery. However, his overall performance was not as brilliant as he took eight wickets at an average of 52.00 and he was dropped after bowling poorly against England in January 2005, bowling eight no balls in nine overs which went for 47 runs. England won the match by 77 runs.

Steyn is an aggressive out-and-out fast bowler capable of bowling at speeds in excess of 145 kph. He is capable of generating considerable swing and usually chosen to bowl with the new ball to maximise these attributes. Steyn is an extremely competitive cricketer and often celebrates vigorously after taking a wicket.

Although he has the ability to hit the ball hard, Steyn is usually considered a tail-ender when batting and often bats at number ten or eleven. He has many five wicket hauls to his credit and even has managed a few ten wicket hauls already in his career. Steyn claimed his 100th Test wicket on March 2 in 2008 in his 20th match.

TESTs BATTING vs ALL TEAMS
M
INN
NO
Runs
HS
100s
50s
Avg
Srr
37
47
11
471
76
0
1
13.08
43.53
TESTs BOWLING vs ALL TEAMS
M
Overs
Runs
Mdns
Wkts
Avg
Best
Econ
37
1266
4494
231
195
23.05
7/51
3.55