Dale Steyn says he will be available for selection for the Ram Slam T20 clash against the Knights on Wednesday.
The Proteas speedster has been struggling with a shoulder injury since the first Test against Australia in November 2016 at Perth, and after months of rehabilitation, he is ready to make his comeback.
In an interview on the Titans official website, Steyn confirmed his return.
‘I am ready to go,’ said Steyn.
‘Yes, I haven’t played in a year, but there are no massive expectations. I am just looking forward to playing again and feeling part of the game.
‘I’m not asking people to sit back and think I’m going to bowl at 150km/h and that I’m going to take five wickets. If I can get through the game with minimal damage in terms of economy rate and pick up a wicket or two that would be great.’
Steyn’s aim will be to ease his way back into action for the Titans, as he aims to make his return to the national side for the four-day day-night Boxing Day Test against Zimbabwe in Port Elizabeth.
‘I’m going to slot in where I’m needed,’ he said.
‘We need to play to our strengths. Albie’s strength is definitely to take the new ball and get two overs out of the way. For me, I want to get overs under the belt.
‘If I look back at the way I’ve played over my career I generally bowl two up front and one in the middle and one at the death – that’s probably how I’m best utilised.’
Play on Wednesday starts at 18:00 pm.
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