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D.W. Steyn

D.W. Steyn

Personal Profile (Personal Biography)

Full Name: Dale Willem Steyn
Date of Birth (Birthday): June 27, 1983
Birth Place: Phalaborwa
Height: 5 ft 11 in
Batting style: Right-hand bat
Bowling style: Right-arm fast
Role: Bowler
Marital Status: Single
Major teams: South Africa, Africa XI, Essex, Northerns, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Titans, Warwickshire
National Team : South Africa
Sports Played : Cricket

Steyn is currently the number one ranked Test bowler in the world. Steyn plays domestic cricket in South Africa for Cape Cobras. He is a right-arm fast bowler, and bowls at speeds of around 145-150 m/h (his fastest being recorded at 156.2 km/h during the 2010 IPL, Bangalore Royal Challengers against Kolkata Knight Riders). Steyn holds the record for the fastest South African to reach 100 wickets in Test Match cricket, a feat he achieved on 2 March 2008. Steyn currently has the third best bowling strike rate of all time in Test match cricket (amongst bowlers who have bowled a minimum of 2500 deliveries), behind George Lohmann and Shane Bond. He achieved a tally of 78 wickets at the world class average of 16.24 in Season 2007/08 and was subsequently rewarded with the prestigious ICC 2008 Test Cricketer of the Year Award.

Cricket Career

  • - Steyn signed to play in the Indian Premier League in 2008, playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He earned US$325,000 for his appearance in the tournament.[10]. For IPL 2011 he was bought by Deccan Chargers for a whopping 1.3 million $.
  • - In the first test against the Windies in the 2010 series, South Africa convincingly beat them, with Steyn take his 200th wicket, Sulimenn Benn, clean bowled (off stump). This was also the wicket that brought Steyn his 14th five - for, a superb achievement considering Steyn's modest record of only 38 tests.
  • - The cumulation of an outstanding 2007/08 season in which Dale took 75 wickets in 11 matches, Steyn moved up to joint first place (alongside Muttiah Muralitharan) in the ICC Test match bowling rankings.
  • - On 16th July 2010, Dale Steyn left the Titans franchise with immediate effect, and will now represent Cape Cobras in domestic cricket.