Biography and profile of Dale Steyn - No 1 test bowler in ICC rankings

Dale Steyn is the No 1 fast bowler in world test cricket. This article gives you complete information about South African cricketer, Dale Steyn. Biography and profile of Steyn is included in this article. More details about Career performance of Dale Steyn is also quoted in this article.

Biography of Dale Steyn

The full name of Dale Steyn is Dale Willem Steyn. Steyn was born in the year 1983 June 27 at Phalaborwa, Transvaal Province, South Africa. Dale Steyn is one of the best fast bowler in all forms of cricket. Steyn is currently the No 1 bowler in ICC world test rankings. Dale Steyn started his International cricket career in test cricket in the year 2004 December 17 against England. His one day debut was against Asia X1 in the year 2005 August 17. Dale Steyn is also playing for Deccan chargers - IPL team. Steyn took his first test wicket of Marcus Trescothick in 2004.
Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn made his first best performance in 2006 where he took first five wickets hold against New Zealand. He takes total of 16 wickets in that series against New Zealand. Dale Steyn had taken 238 wickets in test cricket and 81 wickets in one-day cricket. His T20 debut was against New Zealand in 2007 November 23 and IPL debut in April 28 2008. Dale Steyn took his 200th test wicket in the year 2010. Steyn had taken 5-wicket hold in Test cricket for 16 times and ten wickets hold in 4 times. He got 3 man of the match and 3 man of the series awards in Test cricket.

Profile of Dale Steyn

Full name: Dale Willem Steyn
Dale Steyn birthplace: Phalaborwa, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Dale Steyn birth date: 27/06/1983
Dale Steyn test debut: 17/08/2005 against Asia X1
Dale Steyn ODI debut: 17/12/2004 against England
Role in cricket: Bowler
Bowling style: Right arm fast bowler
Dale Steyn played for: Africa XI, Deccan Chargers, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Africa
Best test bowling performance: 7/51
Best ODI bowling performance: 5/50
Best T20 bowling performance: 4/9
Best IPL bowling performance: 3/16
Total Test wickets: 238
Total ODI wickets: 81
Total T20 wickets: 29
Total IPL wickets: 41

Career performance of Dale Steyn in International cricket

Batting performance of Dale Steyn

Test Cricket

Total matches: 46 matches played
Total runs: 620 runs scored
Strike rate: 42.88
Average: 13.78

One day cricket

Total matches: 54 matches played
Total runs: 136 runs scored
Strike rate: 74.73
Average: 9.07

Twenty Twenty cricket

Total matches: 21 matches played
Total runs: 51 runs scored
Strike rate: 80
Average: 4

Bowling Performance of Dale Steyn in International cricket

Test cricket

Total matches: 46 matches played
Total overs: 1585 over bowled
Total wickets: 238 wickets taken
Best figures: 7 for 51
Economy: 3.49

One-day cricket

Total matches: 54 matches played
Total overs: 437 over bowled
Total wickets: 81 wickets taken
Best figures: 5 for 50
Economy: 5.12

Twenty Twenty cricket

Total matches: 21 matches played
Total overs: 78 over bowled
Total wickets: 29 wickets taken
Best figures: 4 for 9
Economy: 6.58

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