Dale Steyn will feature in the Caribbean Premier League for the first time, after being named as Lasith Malinga’s replacement for the Jamaica Tallawahs.
Steyn is the sixth South African to have been snapped up for the CPL this season, which gets underway at the end of June.
‘There are some outstanding, world-class players signed up across all six teams,’ he said, ‘and I’m looking forward to playing against some of my great friends and teammates, among them Hashim Amla, AB, Faf, David Miller and Morne this summer. It will certainly add a nice bit of spice to the mix.
‘I have seen CPL grow over the last few years and it is always a great experience playing in the Caribbean. The crowds and the atmosphere are always special and the fans really get behind their team.’
Steyn replaces Malinga in the team as he suffers from a knee injury, and the South African paceman is likely to be in the region from June 3, with South Africa, Australia and West Indies scheduled to play an ODI tri-series.
The South Africans involved in the CPL will have a fairly tight turnaround before gearing up for a Test series at home against New Zealand. The CPL ends in late July while the Tests begin on August 13.