Dale Steyn’s selection for the Proteas tour of Sri Lanka is, at the very least, a triumph over adversity and a demonstration of the determination that has marked his career.
Dale Steyn, who has battled for fitness since injuring his heel in the first Test against India in January, was given a rough ride on his return, playing for Hampshire in the One-Day Cup.
The Titans will go into their final, must-win Sunfoil match against the Knights on Thursday, but there is no place for Dale Steyn in their squad.
Dale Steyn’s much-sought return to the Test arena has apparently been delayed again.
Dale Steyn, who was sidelined after the first Test against India, is struggling to play a part in the Test series against Australia.
World No 1 Test bowler Kagiso Rabada is working on improving his action to make himself an opening bowler.
Morne Morkel’s five-for against Zimbabwe lifted him into the top 10 of the ICC Test bowlers’ rankings.
Proteas star Dale Steyn was not missed as the South African XI cut through the Zimbabweans in their day-night warm-up match in Paarl.
Whatever the merits of the Dolphins being in the Ram Slam final, the Titans justifiably regard them as a clear and present danger.
Kagiso Rabada has risen one place, to No 2 on the Test bowlers rankings.
Dale Steyn has been selected for the SA Invitation team to play Zimbabwe from 20-22 December; his first extended match since November last year.
Dale Steyn is returning to the Cape to work on reaching a fitness level that will see him through a Test match.
Dale Steyn is back in the Test team as soon as he has proved his fitness, says head coach Ottis Gibson.
Dale Steyn could be close to a return after tweeting about his shoulder injury on Thursday.
Proteas speedster Dale Steyn is aiming to be back in training by February, after a lengthy time on the sideline.