South Africa pacer Dale Steyn joins Hampshire; eyes international return in July against Sri Lanka

Dale Steyn will join the county in June and train ahead of South Africa's tour of Sri Lanka, which starts in July

AFP, Apr 06, 2018 16:19:20 IST

London: South African pace bowler Dale Steyn has signed for Hampshire as he bids to return to fitness following a heel injury that forced him to miss the recent Test series against Australia.

South Africa pacer Dale Steyn joins Hampshire; eyes international return in July against Sri Lanka

File photo of Dale Steyn. AP

The 34-year-old will join the county in June and train ahead of South Africa's tour of Sri Lanka, which starts in July. The plan is that he will return as the county's overseas player for the final weeks of the season.

During the training stint in June, Steyn will fill in for compatriot Hashim Amla, who will be with Hampshire for the first three months of the season, for a one-day match and a four-day first-class game.

Steyn has 419 Test wickets, just two behind Shaun Pollock’s South African record.

"Dale is one of the best bowlers in the world and is extremely motivated to get going after a frustrating period on the sidelines," said Hampshire director of cricket Giles White.

"It seems a great fit for both parties — we hope that we can help him get back to his best and we look forward to welcoming him to Hampshire."

Updated Date: Apr 06, 2018 16:19:20 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254