Champions Trophy: Steyn could return for must-win game against WI

Steyn missed the Proteas' opening two matches of the tournament with a side strain, but came through the side's net session in which he bowled at full pace.

hidden, Jun, 12 2013

South Africa paceman Dale Steyn bowled at full intensity in the nets on Wednesday, raising hopes he will be fit for the crunch Champions Trophy game against West Indies on Friday.

Steyn missed the Proteas' opening two matches of the tournament with a side strain, but came through the side's net session in which he bowled at full pace.

South Africa could be boosted by the return of Dale Steyn. AP

South Africa could be boosted by the return of Dale Steyn. AP

"Dale is progressing quite well, he came through his net session today without any discomfort but the challenge is to watch him overnight to see if he wakes up with any stiffness," team manager Mohammed Moosajee said in a Cricket South Africa statement.

"If he comes through tomorrow's (Thursday) net practice he should be available for selection."

South Africa lost their Group B opener to India by 26 runs, but bounced back with a 67-run win over Pakistan on Monday.

They need to beat West Indies in Cardiff to reach the semi-finals.

Reuters

Published Date: Jun 12, 2013 | Updated Date: Jun 12, 2013



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 5266 117
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115