Dale Steyn eyes county stint with Hampshire in a bid to make Proteas comeback

Dale Steyn has not played much cricket for the past two years due to injuries.

Dale Steyn hobbled out of the first Test against India in January of 2018 with a bruised heel | AP

Injured South African quick Dale Steyn is eyeing to make his comeback to cricket with a stint with English county Hampshire in June.

Dale Steyn has been out of the game for the most part of the last two years, thanks to a plethora of injuries. “I could get through 12 or 15 overs but that’s not enough to be competitive in a Test match,” he said to SuperSport television.

Steyn currently sits at 419 Test wickets, just 2 wickets shy of Shaun Pollock’s all-time record of 421 Test wickets, for South Africa. Steyn will have a chance to break this record and become the highest Test wicket-taker for South Africa, when Proteas tour Sri Lanka in July and August 2018.

He said, “The Proteas don’t play for quite a while. I’m going to take another month off. I’m not going to the IPL (Indian Premier League). I’m looking to go over to Hampshire in June to play a little bit of cricket, then Sri Lanka in July.


By Jatin Sharma - 01 Apr, 2018

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