Dale Steyn targets England series in May for international comeback
Injured South Africa cricket star Dale Steyn will target a tour of England starting next May for an international comeback.
Johannesburg: South Africa cricket star Dale Steyn will target a tour of England starting next May for an international comeback after breaking a shoulder bone in Australia during South Africa's Test in Perth.
The 33-year-old fast bowler is sure to miss a visit by Sri Lanka from late December and a tour to New Zealand beginning in mid-February.
"Dale will be sidelined for at least six months before attempting to bowl again," national team manager Mohammed Moosajee said Sunday.
"We are positive that he will make a successful return to international cricket."
A 10-match South Africa tour of England begins on 24 May with a one-day international (ODI) at Headingley in Leeds.
The Proteas are scheduled to play three ODIs, three Twenty20 internationals and four Tests during a tour that stretches into August.
Steyn needs five Test wickets to reach 422 and replace retired former skipper Shaun Pollock as the leading South African wicket-taker in the longest format of the game.
The injury-prone bowler had an operation in Cape Town this week to repair the injury that occurred during a 177-run first Test triumph over Australia in Perth.
Chappell said T20 has an edge over the traditional format because of the short duration of time needed for the completion of a game.
Appearing before the Senate Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial affairs on Thursday in Islamabad, Ramiz said it was time for the PCB to reduce its dependence on funding from the ICC and start tapping the local market.
The ECB was due to meet this week, and Paine said the feedback he had received was positive and he expected most players to tour, including Root.