Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn

South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn confirmed to play for Kandy Tuskers in the Lanka Premier League (LPL).

Dale Steyn joins Kandy Tuskers in LPL

Over the last six days, Tuskers saw Chris Gayle – their highest-profile player – withdraw from the tournament due to injury, before Pakistan fast bowler Sohail Tanvir tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving on the island, and entered treatment in isolation, which is expected to keep him out for at least 14 days. Steyn is essentially Tuskers’ replacement for Tanvir and confirmed his signing on Twitter.

With Tuskers due to play the tournament’s first game on November 26, Steyn is almost certain to miss part of the tournament while he undergoes quarantine, team manager and team director Farveez Maharoof said. “We will assess when he can start playing after he arrives,” Maharoof said. “We’ll have to talk to the health authorities before we make a final call.”

Steyn, 37, last played a T20 at the end of October, for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. At Tuskers, he joins a pace attack featuring Nuwan Pradeep, Naveen-ul-Haq, Munaf Patel, and Irfan Pathan. The LPL is set to run from November 26 to December 16, at the Sooriyawewa Stadium near Hambantota.

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Dale Steyn Batting Stats

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 93 119 27 1251 76 13.6 2824 44.3 0 0 2 124 36
ODI 125 51 12 365 60 9.36 562 64.95 0 0 1 35 9
T20I 47 12 6 21 5 3.5 26 80.77 0 0 0 2 0
IPL 95 37 15 167 19 7.59 160 104.38 0 0 0 14 3

 

Steyn Bowling Stats

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 93 171 18608 10077 439 7/51 11/60 3.25 22.95 42.39 26 5
ODI 125 124 6256 5088 196 6/39 6/39 4.88 25.96 31.92 3 0
T20I 47 47 1015 1175 64 4/9 4/9 6.95 18.36 15.86 0 0
IPL 95 95 2176 2508 97 3/8 3/8 6.92 25.86 22.43 0 0