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    Dale Steyn fitness watch [Update Post #115]

    So he has re-injured his right shoulder.

    He is still an amazing bowler, but the exertions of top level Test cricket seem to be a bit much for a guy with so many miles on the clock.

    It was fascinating that on Day 1 at Perth he cranked his median pace up to 144K for the first time in Tests for a very long time.

    So can he come back?

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    Looks a terminal issue. He's injured that same shoulder repeatedly.

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    Even if he is done his legacy as GOAT test bowler is sealed

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    His stats will be saved if he retires now, doesn't have the fitness to go on like Mcgrath or Wasim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junaids View Post
    So he has re-injured his right shoulder.

    He is still an amazing bowler, but the exertions of top level Test cricket seem to be a bit much for a guy with so many miles on the clock.

    It was fascinating that on Day 1 at Perth he cranked his median pace up to 144K for the first time in Tests for a very long time.

    So can he come back?
    He even hit 150 at one point, but I think if he wants to extend his career, he should probably stop cranking it up so much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adijazz1706 View Post
    His stats will be saved if he retires now, doesn't have the fitness to go on like Mcgrath or Wasim.
    Wasim? Wasim at 33 was quite bad. he got tonked in australia as well and those days pitches were actually rather friendlier to seamers. McGrath was an exception and even he was past it after 2005.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhil_cric View Post
    Wasim? Wasim at 33 was quite bad. he got tonked in australia as well and those days pitches were actually rather friendlier to seamers. McGrath was an exception and even he was past it after 2005.
    He played a starring role in an Ashes whitewash and WC win in 2007

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhil_cric View Post
    Wasim? Wasim at 33 was quite bad. he got tonked in australia as well and those days pitches were actually rather friendlier to seamers. McGrath was an exception and even he was past it after 2005.
    What? He was poor in Australia, but at 33 he was still a great bowler in Asia (averaging low 20s) in Pakistan and India e.g. Chennai test.

    Wasim was a crucial component for ODIs AND tests, and unlike how SAF rotated their premier pacers for meaingless ODIs, or don't play them at all, he played them all. So obviously, his body had more wear and tear at 33 and his pace dropped.

    But for someone who had been playing since he was 18 (give or take 1-2 years ) that's still impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrypathan View Post
    He even hit 150 at one point, but I think if he wants to extend his career, he should probably stop cranking it up so much
    He will be tonked around in that case, even worse than he was in this match with his econ of ~4. He is all pace.

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    Made of glass. He's been kept in a cotton wool his whole career. Lucky he played in a professional system.

    Yes, he'll come back. Grind through a few tests then get injured again. Rinse and repeat until SA shut the door for good.

    Told y'all he was on his last legs. His body can't handle the strain anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adijazz1706 View Post
    He will be tonked around in that case, even worse than he was in this match with his econ of ~4. He is all pace.
    No he really won't. He was bowling slower today, pitched it in the right areas, and was bowling a lot better. Steyn generally takes a lot of his wickets with the new ball bowling between 135-140kph.

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    Lol made of glass apparently. Bowlers don't take 600 odd international wickets being made of glas. this is dale steyn not shoaib Akhtar.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    this thread title and OP is very disrespectful
    I think he would laugh. It's a pun on "Croc Watch", which they have to do in parts of South Africa - and Steyn is a keen outdoorsman!

    Remember, I wrote that "he is still an amazing bowler".

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    Still one of the top 3 test bowlers for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhil_cric View Post
    Lol made of glass apparently. Bowlers don't take 600 odd international wickets being made of glas. this is dale steyn not shoaib Akhtar.
    lol he played liek 50 tests in a row

    people here are acting as if he has always been an injury prone bowler like Cummins or Starc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief Destroyer View Post
    Made of glass. He's been kept in a cotton wool his whole career. Lucky he played in a professional system.

    Yes, he'll come back. Grind through a few tests then get injured again. Rinse and repeat until SA shut the door for good.

    Told y'all he was on his last legs. His body can't handle the strain anymore.
    And all that while playing only 116 ODIs and 85 Tests while being less than stellar in ODIs in an era where a lot of ODIs are played. He is Ryan Harris with better fitness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adijazz1706 View Post
    And all that while playing only 116 ODIs and 85 Tests while being less than stellar in ODIs in an era where a lot of ODIs are played. He is Ryan Harris with better fitness.
    you are forgetting that he also played every season of IPL and till last year pretty much every game

    asides from the matches its the travelling during ipl which kills you

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    He is one of the greatest bowler of all time

    He should retire, nothing to prove now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief Destroyer View Post
    Let me pop that bubble for you. Poke. Welcome to the real world.
    GOAT is debatable but he is in top 5 best bowlers of all time for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    you are forgetting that he also played every season of IPL and till last year pretty much every game

    asides from the matches its the travelling during ipl which kills you
    He was rubbish in the IPL as well whenever I saw it (which was very little), so he would have been dropped for some matches, I think he still had a smaller workload.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slog View Post
    lol he played liek 50 tests in a row

    people here are acting as if he has always been an injury prone bowler like Cummins or Starc
    Agreed. For an out n out fast bowler, he had terrific fitness between 2007 and 2014 for all internationals and many seasons of IPL etc. where he bowled at full tilt. At 33, considering the miles he has clocked, it's understandable that he's having a lot of injury issues. can't help it though. some people have memories of goldfish.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Adijazz1706 View Post
    He was rubbish in the IPL as well whenever I saw it (which was very little), so he would have been dropped for some matches, I think he still had a smaller workload.
    He was brilliant in IPL for atleast 6 seasons.


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    Steyn's fitness was beastlike from 2006-2013. Hardly got injured at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatherface58 View Post
    Why would we have a thread watching Dale Steyn's nonsense?
    It exists so deal with it, PP is the mecca for all discussion even HHH marks can open Jobber threads on narrow minded TV shows so take your tears back to hobbit land, Ellsworthless.

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    Hopefully Steyn recovers swiftly! Get well soon champ!

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    He's done

    Been finished for a while in all formats for a while

    Needs a series against Pakistan with hafeez in the xi

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    I think it is going to be a very tough rehab. Depending on the success of it, he may make a comeback. But I would say that his priorities may turn to Sunrisers Hyderabad. I guess he has a decision to make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhil_cric View Post
    He was brilliant in IPL for atleast 6 seasons.
    I saw a few games about 5 in total after the 2008 edition, saw Steyn get thrashed by ABD, Dhoni and even Yousuf Pathan. He may have been nervous knowing I was watching

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    Fracture.

    Gone for 2-3 months.

    Horrible for SA with AB still gone.


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    Just confirmed by Cricket South Africa - out of both the Australia tour and the South African home season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junaids View Post
    Just confirmed by Cricket South Africa - out of both the Australia tour and the South African home season.
    Good news for me as a Morkel fan, he would have been ridiculous here at the WACA with the bounce

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    Bad news for cricket fans and SA fans as he such a good bowler to watch when on song.

    Ideally he shouldn't be playing one day and 20/20 nonsense and just concentrate on Tests for 2 years.

    He can make money on these meaningless leagues later towards the end of his career.

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    Dale Steyn ruled out of ongoing Test series against Australia due to shoulder injury

    Standard Bank Proteas fast bowler, Dale Steyn, has been withdrawn from the current Test series against Australia due to a right shoulder injury. Steyn complained of pain in his shoulder during the first session on day two of the opening Test match against Australia at the WACA ground, and was taken to hospital for further investigations which confirmed the injury.

    Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee explained: “Dale pulled up while bowling shortly before lunch complaining of severe pain to his right shoulder. He was taken to the hospital for preliminary scans which confirmed a new fracture of the bone in the shoulder joint. He will take no further part in the match (he will bat if absolutely necessary) and the series, and will return to South Africa to see a shoulder specialist who will advise on an appropriate plan of action. An injury of this nature is rare and will in all likelihood require surgery but that will only be confirmed once we receive an opinion from the specialist.”

    A decision on whether a replacement will be called up has yet to be made.
    Last edited by Abdullah719; 4th November 2016 at 16:26.


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    What a shame

    Tragic news and very sad to hear

    Hope its not the end

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    Quote Originally Posted by 90MPH View Post
    Bad news for cricket fans and SA fans as he such a good bowler to watch when on song.

    Ideally he shouldn't be playing one day and 20/20 nonsense and just concentrate on Tests for 2 years.

    He can make money on these meaningless leagues later towards the end of his career.
    This IS the end of his career.

    I think he's done in Test cricket. He needs to go and earn some money in T20 from now on.

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    Apparently, it's a 6-12 month recovery period from a surgery to repair his fracture. Can't see him returning to be quite honest. Tragedy.

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    Horrible. More proof that the two premier fast bowlers of the past decade are on the brink of calling it quits. Happens to everyone eventually.

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    This has been SA's biggest problem and its pretty obvious given how much he has served to his country in last 12 years.

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    I was going to say this in that other threat but it just feels more appropriate here. Dale Steyn is one of those guys who you just cant help but love. Feel sorry for the guy. Hope he can somehow recover and play a few more tests. Id love nothing more if his last test turns out to be against Pakistan and last wicket is Hafeez

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    Such a shame, he was bowling so fast on day 1 touching 150kph 3 times. then on day 2 he bowled slower around 140kph to be more accurate.
    Was impressed that he could still hit those speeds, I think he will come back and South Africa with give him a full time contract but he will only play Tests.

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    Wthout any shadow of doubt he has already passed his prime but you'd hope he still has a bit left in the tank

    He didn't bowl well yesterday, but it was easily the fastest i've seen him in years n today he looked far superior before breaking down

    I pray he does return at some stage and proves the doom merchants wrong....

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    Very naive of him to be bowling at 150K at his age.
    He has developed a menacing outswinger, why not operate around 136-138?

    His late out swinger is what makes him deadly anyway.

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    Hopefully he retires from all sorts of nonsense and concentrate on Test cricket only, he's a fit bloke.
    To be the fastest bowler on either sides at 33 is remarkable. Clocked 150 yesterday, crancked it up 145+ consistently which was silly.
    Just needs to tone down on pace. But will his ego allow him to?
    He doesn't want to be the best bowler in the world, he wants to be the premier fast bowler.
    I think his ego was bruised when this series was built up as Starc v Rabada and he hardly got a mention.

    He can play until 37, he's a determined bloke.

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    Only on PP can the greatness of Steyn be questioned. After Marshall, easily the best fast bowler.
    Last edited by LastManstanding; 4th November 2016 at 22:14.


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    Dale will make a come back for sure. He is among very few remaining fast bowlers with actual bowling skills - even at 134km, he will be good enough to maintain a 25/55 stats against current lot. I am sure, after Hadlee & Mac, he is the next pacer, who can operate till his late 30s. I'll lose interest for watching cricket if artists like Styen calls it a day for Test & goes for cheaper money.

    As for this Test, now the responsibility is twice for SAF batsmen - they'll need at least 50 more to cover one bowler shortage & another 50 since that shortage has the name of Dale Styen. Less than 300 might not be safe now - Styen didn't get many in 1st innings, but his 2nd morning spell aligned the day for SAF & he did knock the prized wicket.

    SAF will miss a bowling leader big time in this series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LastManstanding View Post
    Only on PP can the greatness of Steyn be questioned. After Marshall, easily the best fast bowler.
    Only a few armchair so-called experts to be fair. Most people know that he has been damn good and leagues better than anyone in this era.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Junaids View Post
    This IS the end of his career.

    I think he's done in Test cricket. He needs to go and earn some money in T20 from now on.
    It's his deep ambition to play in the 2019 World Cup and he believes that he can finally help South Africa win a world title. To achieve that ambition he has to retire from Test Cricket and pay increased attention to his fitness/work-load. Perhaps he will retire from the Test Level once he breaks Pollocks record but if he got 500 in his sights then it would just fast track the end of his career beyond repair and kill his ambition of playing in the 2019 World Cup in the Glorious Land of England.

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    He can't keep playing all formats of the game. Something will have to give. I am sure he will call time on ODI's and International T-20's. He wouldn't want to give up T-20 leagues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhil_cric View Post
    Only a few armchair so-called experts to be fair. Most people know that he has been damn good and leagues better than anyone in this era.
    Very few question the greatness of Steyn actually but the so called experts also include Indians whom rate him above every ATG Pakistani bowler, it makes them sleep at night easier If only Steyn were Indian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junaids View Post
    This IS the end of his career.

    I think he's done in Test cricket. He needs to go and earn some money in T20 from now on.
    I was making a point about the importance of height for fast bowler. For shorter bowlers (6'/6'1"), It's hard to be effective without pace...Taller bowlers can be effective without pace like McGrath, Ambrose, Walsh, Even Wasim in last few years was more of a swing bowler rather than pace, effectiveness was way down, Pakistan use to rely on Akthar for Break throughs of top order...Plus test cricket is too much work load, getting wickets is lot of hard work, which is not sustainable with age.

    In order to be effective, he got injured, A bowler of his height will not be effective at test level bowling at 130 or below, unless it's green track... Waqar had short career as well, Imran was not that effective in last few years or even in WC 92, for similar reasons...


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    Sad news. I'm also of the opinion that he's done. Now he can go earn millions in T20 and know that he was the best test fast bowler of a generation and an ATG.

    Then again, he is Steyn. He'll probably make a comeback and blow all his critics away. Again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhil_cric View Post
    Only a few armchair so-called experts to be fair. Most people know that he has been damn good and leagues better than anyone in this era.

    I don't know anybody with an ounce of Cricket Sense that can question the greatness of Steyn, He was miles ahead of anybody else in his era... There is no question that he is an ATG bowler, even calling him GOAT is not unreasonable... I doubt anybody ever bowled out swing better than him in history of Cricket, he had so much control on that swing, he can land whatever line and length he wanted to land, all the time...And this is the difficult delivery for right handed bowler, hard to master and he perfected it.

    One edge he had over Marshall was reverse swing, he was good with reversing the ball, which WIs great did not had. Steyn in this regard was benefited by post Ws era, every great now has reverse swing weather its Steyn, Anderson, Strac thanks to Pakistani Ws, now this skill is public property not a proprietary Pakistani skill. We released our Reverse swing and Doosra Patents to the world


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan123 View Post
    He's an unreal talent imo. Has everything to be a top class bowler. Will be difficult for him when Steyn retires to be the main bowler but has the ability to lead the attack. Hopefully he isn't overplayed that is my only concern about him.

    His odi record is decent btw.
    Amir was a better talent - imagine his spells in UK 2010. He almost single handed won 2 "alive" Test against the then best 2 sides there at the age of 18 (Ok, take 20), not only with ball, but helped with bat as well; but didn't fulfill his potential & might not reach that level ever. Rabada is a very good talent, for next 5 years - after that, we can say if he belongs to Styen class, Makhya class or Morkel class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    As I said, let him win this Test first ......
    300 plus should be enough. 1st hour is key need one of Elgar or JP to score big than Faf and de kock to contribute something meaningful.


    Only problem for SA is they may have to relay on JP to bowl a lot of overs. Not the most convincing bowler if I'm honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    Very few question the greatness of Steyn actually but the so called experts also include Indians whom rate him above every ATG Pakistani bowler, it makes them sleep at night easier If only Steyn were Indian
    It's not about being Indian mate. I think he is among the best test bowlers of all time. Only Marshall and McGrath are ahead IMO.


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    Smith, Kallis, de Villiers and Steyn are all missing. The only stars of the golden generation still playing are Amla and Philander.


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    Sad to see him pick up injuries like this. Hopefully he can make a comeback. He isn't picking up any injuries other than shoulder one. Hope he gets it sorted. Can't say for certain if he will return to his best or if this will be a regular thing.

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    SA has someone like Abbott in spare so don't suppose this will be a huge blow assuming no one else gets injured

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    Standard Bank Proteas fast bowler, Dale Steyn, has had successful surgery to repair the shoulder blade fracture he sustained in the first Test match against Australia at the WACA ground in Perth last week. The surgery was performed in Cape Town by a renowned shoulder specialist and is the first positive step towards recovery for the 33-year-old.

    Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee said: “Dale had successful surgery on Thursday where the fracture in the right shoulder blade was fixated with the placement of a screw. We expect a minimum six-month rehabilitation period before he can start any form of bowling. It is crucial to give the injury enough time to heal and to make sure that he is completely pain-free before he starts bowling again. He will begin with his rehabilitation programme once the satisfactory bony healing has taken place; this is excepted to be in a few weeks.

    “We are positive that he will make a successful return to international cricket. He will be provided with the best possible support and guidance led by our physiotherapist, Brandon Jackson, and Cricket South Africa’s medical committee, which will give him the best opportunity to make a successful return to full fitness.”


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    Going forward I think he will only hinder the process of the team by breaking down in the middle of the match.. you as a selector has to decide is this really worth it?

    Once he returns he can play two-three years of ipl (can't believe!) securing his future.. as I said his legacy won't be affected by least bit

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    Looks like his days are nearing an end. 6 months without bowling is not a joke, and what is the guarantee that he won't break down again, maybe he can keep playing ODIs and hang in till the World Cup. I don't see a test future in him but hopefully I'm wrong.


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    He will be 34 by the time he makes his comeback. And with his recent injury record, his test career is surely over.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhil_cric View Post
    He will be 34 by the time he makes his comeback. And with his recent injury record, his test career is surely over.
    I am not so sure that South Africa need him anymore.

    Should never count him out but Philander, Abbott and Rabada have been exceptional in this match.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    I am not so sure that South Africa need him anymore.

    Should never count him out but Philander, Abbott and Rabada have been exceptional in this match.
    i think he's still better than Philander who needs helpful conditions but SA probably have younger and less injury prone options anyway.


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    Dale Steyn resigned to missing IPL

    That Dale Steyn is only weeks away from bowling again will hearten South Africans‚ but not as much as the fact that he has made peace with missing this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL).

    For one of the most sought after players in the game who commands a fortune for his services‚ that approach could be key to extending his time in a South Africa shirt.

    Steyn‚ who broke the same shoulder for the second time in a year during South Africa’s tour to Australia early in November‚ is in recovery from an operation a month ago in which the joint was repaired and strengthened by the insertion of a pin.

    At the time of the surgery South African team manager Mohammed Moosajee‚ who is also the side’s doctor‚ said Steyn should “expect a minimum six-month rehabilitation period before he can start any form of bowling”.

    But the fast bowler was hopeful of a less bleak prognosis.

    “They say the first two to three months is just the healing phase but by the end of February I’ll be able to do things like light bowling and start swimming‚” Steyn said.

    Currently his options for physical activity were limited.

    “I’m supposed to be doing spinning but I find it so boring‚” he said. “But in less than two weeks I can start running.”

    Not that Steyn was complaining too much.

    “It’s actually really cool‚” he said.

    “I haven’t had a long break like this in a good few years. Every season I go in with something wrong. And we hide them well. We’re all cricketers‚ everyone’s playing with something.

    “It will be nice to go into a season‚ starting in June or whatever‚ confidently knowing that I’m actually strong and in a good place.”

    June?

    So‚ along with the series in all three formats against Sri Lanka‚ Steyn will miss the test‚ one-day and T20 tour to New Zealand as well as the one-day rubber in England.

    But he might be back for the Champions Trophy in England - South Africa’s first match is on June 3 - and their test and T20 rubbers there.

    If Steyn is out until June he will miss the IPL‚ which will run from April 3 to May 26 and comprise 72 matches.

    “I don’t think I’ll get to any of that stuff - that’s realistic‚” Steyn said. “It’s all for South Africa.”

    All together now: Amen.

    http://www.timeslive.co.za/sport/cri...o-missing-IPL1


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    Steyn likely to join SA A-tour of UK

    While the legendary former Australian legspinner Shane Warne has branded England’s decision to rest the lanky fast bowler Stuart Broad a joke, another legend is shrugging off the rust and improving his times in the beep tests to ensure he is ready to represent the country in England.

    Although Dale Steyn has set his sights only on representing South Africa A in England in June, his presence in the United Kingdom might cause Andrew Strauss, director of England cricket, considerably more discomfort than Warne’s ridicule of England’s decision to wrap Broad in proverbial cotton-wool.

    Warne says Broad, a veteran of 102 tests who dismantled South Africa with his 6-17 at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium in the 2015/2016-tour, should be given the opportunity to find his rhythm early.

    Strauss and the head coach Trevor Bayliss denied Broad’s request to play in a four-day match for Nottingham against Durham.

    They want Broad’s appearances to be rationed with 14 tests and 30 white-ball-games over the next year. “I can’t believe Broad has been told not to play – that’s a joke. It’s cotton wool stuff and the player is going to get the hump – and you want a happy player,” a disgruntled Warne said.

    Steyn was anything but disgruntled the past month while his rehabilitation after a shoulder injury gathered steam.

    “My rehab is going well. I have done beep training for a month or so. I am running fit. Planning to go on South Africa A-trip in June,” Steyn said.

    Asked if he would be able to return to the express pace of 145 km/h which made him such a formidable foe in his prime, Steyn said: “Hopefully, I feel good. The shoulder rehabilitation has been good. It feels stronger every week.”

    But Steyn did not want to be drawn into comparisons with the England swing bowler James Anderson, who has struck 467 times in 122 tests with 21 five-wicket hauls. “I am not interested in that. I just want to play again,” he said.

    Steyn has produced 26 five-wicket hauls in his career.

    On his previous tour to England, Vernon Philander finished the strongest, taking 5-30 at Lord’s in the final test. Yet Steyn was the leading wicket-taker, capturing 15 tests at an average of 29.20 on that 2012-tour.

    Asked about his goals for the next 18 months, Steyn was blunt and forthright in his assessment: “I want to play cricket for South Africa. I am nearly ready,” he added.

    Asked whether he has an affinity for the ball used in England, Steyn remarked: “The Duke ball swings. It gives me a chance,” he added.

    When Steyn is in full cry, he has the ability to run through opposing teams with his ability to swing the ball late at pace, by introducing the leg-cutter to left-arm batsmen and by using reverse swing to dismantle lower orders.

    Once he gets a sniff by nipping out two or three batsmen quickly and his signature chainsaw celebrations has the crowd celebrating gleefully, he kicks into a different gear and becomes an unstoppable force.

    http://www.supersport.com/cricket/sa...SA_Atour_of_UK


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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    While the legendary former Australian legspinner Shane Warne has branded England’s decision to rest the lanky fast bowler Stuart Broad a joke, another legend is shrugging off the rust and improving his times in the beep tests to ensure he is ready to represent the country in England.

    Although Dale Steyn has set his sights only on representing South Africa A in England in June, his presence in the United Kingdom might cause Andrew Strauss, director of England cricket, considerably more discomfort than Warne’s ridicule of England’s decision to wrap Broad in proverbial cotton-wool.

    Warne says Broad, a veteran of 102 tests who dismantled South Africa with his 6-17 at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium in the 2015/2016-tour, should be given the opportunity to find his rhythm early.

    Strauss and the head coach Trevor Bayliss denied Broad’s request to play in a four-day match for Nottingham against Durham.

    They want Broad’s appearances to be rationed with 14 tests and 30 white-ball-games over the next year. “I can’t believe Broad has been told not to play – that’s a joke. It’s cotton wool stuff and the player is going to get the hump – and you want a happy player,” a disgruntled Warne said.

    Steyn was anything but disgruntled the past month while his rehabilitation after a shoulder injury gathered steam.

    “My rehab is going well. I have done beep training for a month or so. I am running fit. Planning to go on South Africa A-trip in June,” Steyn said.

    Asked if he would be able to return to the express pace of 145 km/h which made him such a formidable foe in his prime, Steyn said: “Hopefully, I feel good. The shoulder rehabilitation has been good. It feels stronger every week.”

    But Steyn did not want to be drawn into comparisons with the England swing bowler James Anderson, who has struck 467 times in 122 tests with 21 five-wicket hauls. “I am not interested in that. I just want to play again,” he said.

    Steyn has produced 26 five-wicket hauls in his career.

    On his previous tour to England, Vernon Philander finished the strongest, taking 5-30 at Lord’s in the final test. Yet Steyn was the leading wicket-taker, capturing 15 tests at an average of 29.20 on that 2012-tour.

    Asked about his goals for the next 18 months, Steyn was blunt and forthright in his assessment: “I want to play cricket for South Africa. I am nearly ready,” he added.

    Asked whether he has an affinity for the ball used in England, Steyn remarked: “The Duke ball swings. It gives me a chance,” he added.

    When Steyn is in full cry, he has the ability to run through opposing teams with his ability to swing the ball late at pace, by introducing the leg-cutter to left-arm batsmen and by using reverse swing to dismantle lower orders.

    Once he gets a sniff by nipping out two or three batsmen quickly and his signature chainsaw celebrations has the crowd celebrating gleefully, he kicks into a different gear and becomes an unstoppable force.

    http://www.supersport.com/cricket/sa...SA_Atour_of_UK
    I want him to absolutely destroy England and then retire on a high. Hopefully he can crank the pace up one last time. good luck dale!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    While the legendary former Australian legspinner Shane Warne has branded England’s decision to rest the lanky fast bowler Stuart Broad a joke, another legend is shrugging off the rust and improving his times in the beep tests to ensure he is ready to represent the country in England.

    Although Dale Steyn has set his sights only on representing South Africa A in England in June, his presence in the United Kingdom might cause Andrew Strauss, director of England cricket, considerably more discomfort than Warne’s ridicule of England’s decision to wrap Broad in proverbial cotton-wool.

    Warne says Broad, a veteran of 102 tests who dismantled South Africa with his 6-17 at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium in the 2015/2016-tour, should be given the opportunity to find his rhythm early.

    Strauss and the head coach Trevor Bayliss denied Broad’s request to play in a four-day match for Nottingham against Durham.

    They want Broad’s appearances to be rationed with 14 tests and 30 white-ball-games over the next year. “I can’t believe Broad has been told not to play – that’s a joke. It’s cotton wool stuff and the player is going to get the hump – and you want a happy player,” a disgruntled Warne said.

    Steyn was anything but disgruntled the past month while his rehabilitation after a shoulder injury gathered steam.

    “My rehab is going well. I have done beep training for a month or so. I am running fit. Planning to go on South Africa A-trip in June,” Steyn said.

    Asked if he would be able to return to the express pace of 145 km/h which made him such a formidable foe in his prime, Steyn said: “Hopefully, I feel good. The shoulder rehabilitation has been good. It feels stronger every week.”

    But Steyn did not want to be drawn into comparisons with the England swing bowler James Anderson, who has struck 467 times in 122 tests with 21 five-wicket hauls. “I am not interested in that. I just want to play again,” he said.

    Steyn has produced 26 five-wicket hauls in his career.

    On his previous tour to England, Vernon Philander finished the strongest, taking 5-30 at Lord’s in the final test. Yet Steyn was the leading wicket-taker, capturing 15 tests at an average of 29.20 on that 2012-tour.

    Asked about his goals for the next 18 months, Steyn was blunt and forthright in his assessment: “I want to play cricket for South Africa. I am nearly ready,” he added.

    Asked whether he has an affinity for the ball used in England, Steyn remarked: “The Duke ball swings. It gives me a chance,” he added.

    When Steyn is in full cry, he has the ability to run through opposing teams with his ability to swing the ball late at pace, by introducing the leg-cutter to left-arm batsmen and by using reverse swing to dismantle lower orders.

    Once he gets a sniff by nipping out two or three batsmen quickly and his signature chainsaw celebrations has the crowd celebrating gleefully, he kicks into a different gear and becomes an unstoppable force.

    http://www.supersport.com/cricket/sa...SA_Atour_of_UK
    Hafeez is getting ready to take him to the cleaners, at the CT'17.

    As he was out of form last time, when he faced steyn, he was unable to play him.

    But now, it is a different story altogether

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    While the legendary former Australian legspinner Shane Warne has branded England’s decision to rest the lanky fast bowler Stuart Broad a joke, another legend is shrugging off the rust and improving his times in the beep tests to ensure he is ready to represent the country in England.

    Although Dale Steyn has set his sights only on representing South Africa A in England in June, his presence in the United Kingdom might cause Andrew Strauss, director of England cricket, considerably more discomfort than Warne’s ridicule of England’s decision to wrap Broad in proverbial cotton-wool.

    Warne says Broad, a veteran of 102 tests who dismantled South Africa with his 6-17 at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium in the 2015/2016-tour, should be given the opportunity to find his rhythm early.

    Strauss and the head coach Trevor Bayliss denied Broad’s request to play in a four-day match for Nottingham against Durham.

    They want Broad’s appearances to be rationed with 14 tests and 30 white-ball-games over the next year. “I can’t believe Broad has been told not to play – that’s a joke. It’s cotton wool stuff and the player is going to get the hump – and you want a happy player,” a disgruntled Warne said.

    Steyn was anything but disgruntled the past month while his rehabilitation after a shoulder injury gathered steam.

    “My rehab is going well. I have done beep training for a month or so. I am running fit. Planning to go on South Africa A-trip in June,” Steyn said.

    Asked if he would be able to return to the express pace of 145 km/h which made him such a formidable foe in his prime, Steyn said: “Hopefully, I feel good. The shoulder rehabilitation has been good. It feels stronger every week.”

    But Steyn did not want to be drawn into comparisons with the England swing bowler James Anderson, who has struck 467 times in 122 tests with 21 five-wicket hauls. “I am not interested in that. I just want to play again,” he said.

    Steyn has produced 26 five-wicket hauls in his career.

    On his previous tour to England, Vernon Philander finished the strongest, taking 5-30 at Lord’s in the final test. Yet Steyn was the leading wicket-taker, capturing 15 tests at an average of 29.20 on that 2012-tour.

    Asked about his goals for the next 18 months, Steyn was blunt and forthright in his assessment: “I want to play cricket for South Africa. I am nearly ready,” he added.

    Asked whether he has an affinity for the ball used in England, Steyn remarked: “The Duke ball swings. It gives me a chance,” he added.

    When Steyn is in full cry, he has the ability to run through opposing teams with his ability to swing the ball late at pace, by introducing the leg-cutter to left-arm batsmen and by using reverse swing to dismantle lower orders.

    Once he gets a sniff by nipping out two or three batsmen quickly and his signature chainsaw celebrations has the crowd celebrating gleefully, he kicks into a different gear and becomes an unstoppable force.

    http://www.supersport.com/cricket/sa...SA_Atour_of_UK
    Good news, hope to see Steyn gun in action soon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan123 View Post
    Good news, hope to see Steyn gun in action soon.


    England vs South Africa is shaping up to be a good series.
    Dale Steyn will triumphantly return from injury in this fashion:





    Steyn's ultimate goal is to help South Africa win the World Cup and while SA tend to manage his work load effectively they need to make some tough decisions as will Dale if that ambition to feature in the 2019 tournament is to be realised. Either way, can't wait to see him bowl whatever cricket south africa decide.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    Dale Steyn will triumphantly return from injury in this fashion:





    Steyn's ultimate goal is to help South Africa win the World Cup and while SA tend to manage his work load effectively they need to make some tough decisions as will Dale if that ambition to feature in the 2019 tournament is to be realised. Either way, can't wait to see him bowl whatever cricket south africa decide.

    May not get the same time reaction that's from the live crowd .

    But looking forward to his return. I think South Africa will pick him for tests and select him for specific LO games.

    I think he will be fine e with this, wouldn't be surprised if he ditched t20 leagues to prolong his international career.

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    Steyn is out of the England series. He should just call it quits now! His body cannot handle test cricket anymore.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhil_cric View Post
    Steyn is out of the England series. He should just call it quits now! His body cannot handle test cricket anymore.
    I think it's fair to say that everyone agrees Steyn in an ATG and should be treated as such. He deserves a send off series at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhil_cric View Post
    Steyn is out of the England series. He should just call it quits now! His body cannot handle test cricket anymore.
    Yeah not even sure why he is dragging this.. Should focus on playing IPL for 2-3 years to secure financial future instead.

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    He has 2 years left max. in International Cricket. Regardless of the format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozymandiasza View Post
    I think it's fair to say that everyone agrees Steyn in an ATG and should be treated as such. He deserves a send off series at least.
    If he quits test cricket, be can atleast make it to the next World Cup in my opinion.


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    The legend i guess will retire sooner than we think.


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    Is there any hope left for Dale Steyn?

    Been suffering with injuries nonstop the last couple of years. I believe he has a shoulder injury right now. He's already got over 400 test wickets and is turning 34 soon. How many more will he be capable of? And any update on his injury?

    It's pretty sad he's never in the convo for the top bowler in the world anymore. Was once a menacing bowler and top class bowler, but now the first names that come to mind for the best fast bowlers are Starc, Boult, Rabada, Amir etc. Those names are all too familiar now.
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    Let's see, he is in that age group where you will be getting injured a lot. Same thing with Anderson, but the thing about anderson is, he is not that reliant on pace as Steyn is. Although I do believe Anderson might retire after this year's Ashes. Saffers tbh are obsessed with WC 2019. I think Steyn will try to drag himself to WC19.

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    Dale Steyn - shoulder injury and surfing

    Dale Steyn is currently not playing any cricket because he has a shoulder injury

    I am not a surfer but surfing looks like a strenuous sport. How come Steyn's shoulder does not allow him to play cricket but he spends most of his time surfing on Cape Town's beaches

    Any surfers around who can explain this to me



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