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.

Also read: David Miller, Faf du Plessis And Russell Pulled Out of LPL 2020

Dale Steyn Batting Stats

MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test931192712517613.6282444.300212436
ODI1255112365609.3656264.95001359
T20I471262153.52680.7700020
IPL953715167197.59160104.38000143

 

Steyn Bowling Stats

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test9317118608100774397/5111/603.2522.9542.39265
ODI125124625650881966/396/394.8825.9631.9230
T20I474710151175644/94/96.9518.3615.8600
IPL959521762508973/83/86.9225.8622.4300