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Dale Steyn
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Personal information
Full name Dale Willem Steyn
Born 27 June 1983 (1983-06-27) (age 35)
Phalaborwa, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Nickname Steyn Remover, Steyn Gun, Phalaborwa Express
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Batting style Right handed
Bowling style Right arm fast
Role Bowler
International information
National side South Africa
Test debut (cap 297) 17 December 2004 v England
Last Test 5 January 2018 v India
ODI debut (cap 82) 17 August 2005 v Asia XI
Last ODI 12 October 2016 v Australia
ODI shirt no. 8
T20I debut (cap 31) 23 November 2007 v New Zealand
Last T20I 28 March 2016 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
Years Team
2003–2004 Northerns
2004–2010 Titans
2005 Essex
2007 Warwickshire
2008–2010 Royal Challengers Bangalore (squad no. 2)
2011–2012 Deccan Chargers (squad no. 8)
2010–2016 Cape Cobras (squad no. 8)
2012 Brisbane Heat (squad no. 1)
2013–2015 Sunrisers Hyderabad (squad no. 8)
2016 Gujarat Lions
2017–present Titans
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 86 116 42 129
Runs scored 1,178 298 15 1,686
Batting average 14.19 8.27 3.00 14.28
100s/50s 0/2 0/0 0/0 0/4
Top score 76 35 5 82
Balls bowled 17,391 5,821 901 25.111
Wickets 419 180 58 578
Bowling average 22.32 26.62 17.39 23.29
5 wickets in innings 26 3 0 34
10 wickets in match 5 0 0 7
Best bowling 7/51 6/39 4/9 8/41
Catches/stumpings 23/0 26/0 11/0 29/0
Source: Cricinfo, 11 March 2018

Dale Willem Steyn (born 27 June 1983) is a South African cricketer who plays in Tests, T20 Internationals and One Day International cricket for South Africa. Steyn plays domestic cricket in South Africa for Titans. He is a right-arm fast bowler, and can bowl at speeds of around 145–156 km/h (his fastest being recorded at 156.2 km/h during the 2010 IPL, Bangalore Royal Challengers against Kolkata Knight Riders). His fastest ball in international cricket was clocked at 155.7 km/h (96.8 mph) against New Zealand, making him tied for 4th fastest active bowler with Lasith Malinga as of 3 January 2015. Steyn held the record for the fastest South African to reach 100 wickets in Test Match cricket, a feat he achieved on 2 March 2008. Before Ravichandran Ashwin broke the record, Steyn held the record of taking the most number of wickets – 78 – in a home season, 2007–08.

Steyn is widely regarded as the best fast bowler of his generation and also one of the greatest test bowlers of all time. He currently has the best bowling strike rate of all time in Test match cricket (amongst bowlers who have bowled a minimum of 10,000 deliveries). Steyn achieved a tally of 78 wickets at an average of 16.24 in Season 2007/08 and was subsequently rewarded with the prestigious ICC 2008 Test Cricketer of the Year Award. He was named one of the |Wisden cricketers of the year in 2013.

He was named Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for the year 2013 in 2014 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.

Steyn dominated the number one spot in the ICC test rankings during the peak of his career, for a record 263 weeks between 2008 and 2014. Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan sits next on the list with 214 weeks. 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. In October 2012, former South African test cricketer Allan Donald called the South African pace attack, which Steyn was part of, alongside Vernon Philander and Morne Morkel, the best South Africa has ever produced. Steyn played a cameo as himself in the 2014 Hollywood film Blended.

International five-wicket hauls

Test Cricket

Test Five-wicket hauls of Dale Steyn
# Match Figures Match Against City/Country Venue Season
1 5/47 4 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Centurion, South Africa SuperSport Park 2005/06
2 5/82 8 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Colombo, Sri Lanka P Sara Oval 2006
3 5/56 12 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Karachi, Pakistan National Stadium 2006/07
4 5/34 14 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Johannesburg, South Africa Wanderers Stadium 2007/08
5 5/59 14 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Johannesburg, South Africa Wanderers Stadium 2007/08
6 6/49 15 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Centurion, South Africa SuperSport Park 2007/08
7 6/72 18 Flag of West Indies West Indies Durban, South Africa Kingsmead 2007/08
8 5/23 22 Flag of India India Ahmedabad, India Sardar Patel Stadium 2007/08
9 5/63 25 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh Bloemfontein, South Africa OUTsurance Oval 2008/09
10 5/87 28 Flag of Australia Australia Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 2008/09
11 5/67 28 Flag of Australia Australia Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 2008/09
12 5/51 35 Flag of England England Johannesburg, South Africa Wanderers Stadium 2009/10
13 7/51 37 Flag of India India Nagpur, India VCA Stadium 2009/10
14 5/29 38 Flag of West Indies West Indies Port of Spain, West Indies Queen's Park Oval 2010
15 6/50 45 Flag of India India Durban, South Africa Kingsmead 2010/11
16 5/75 46 Flag of India India Cape Town, South Africa Newlands 2010/11
17 5/73 50 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Durban, South Africa Kingsmead 2011/12
18 5/56 55 Flag of England England London, England The Oval 2012
19 5/17 62 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Port Elizabeth, South Africa St George's Park 2013
20 6/8 63 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Johannesburg, South Africa Wanderers Stadium 2013
21 5/52 63 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Johannesburg, South Africa Wanderers Stadium 2013
22 6/100 69 Flag of India India Durban, South Africa Kingsmead Sahara Stadium 2013
23 5/54 73 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Galle, Sri Lanka Galle 2014
24 5/46 75 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe Harare, Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club 2014
25 6/34 76 Flag of West Indies West Indies Centurion, South Africa SuperSport Park 2014/15
26 5/33 84 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Centurion, South Africa SuperSport Park 2016
Test Ten-wicket hauls of Dale Steyn
# Match Figures Match Against City/Country Venue Season
1 10/93 14 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Johannesburg, South Africa Wanderers Stadium 2007/08
2 10/91 15 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Centurion, South Africa SuperSport Park 2007/08
3 10/154 28 Flag of Australia Australia Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 2008/09
4 10/108 37 Flag of India India Nagpur, India Vidarbha Cricket Ass. Stadium 2009/10
5 11/60 63 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Johannesburg, South Africa Wanderers Stadium 2013

External links

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