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Dale Steyn

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Full Name: Dale Willem Steyn
Born: June 27 1983 , Phalaborwa
Country: South Africa
Other teams: Warwickshire, Essex,
Test debut: South Africa v England, Port Elizabeth, Dec 17-21 2004
ODI debut: Africa XI v Asia XI, Centurion, August 17 2005
T20 debut: South Africa v New Zealand, Johannesburg, Nov 23 2007
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast


Steyn is well and truly on the path to being South Africa's greatest ever bowler after first bursting onto the Test stage against England in 2004. By coincidence the right-armer could pass Shaun Pollock as the Proteas' most prolific Test wicket-taker during the series against England in 2015/16. Armed with raw pace he was called up to the national team after just one domestic season and while he impressed in that first series against England he confirmed his potential with his first five-wicket haul 18 months later - ripping through New Zealand at Centurion for figures of 5-47. Spell...

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