• Steyn: I still have a lot to offer

    South African fast bowler Dale Steyn has set his sights on reaching 500 Test wickets and 100 Test appearances.

    Steyn currently has 421 wickets in 88 Tests – and might’ve reached both goals had injury not interfered in recent years.

    He is level with Shaun Pollock on 421 – and one more Test victim will make him the country’s leading wicket-taker in the longest format of the game.

    ‘There’s 500 Test wickets and 100 Test appearances that I would still like to achieve,’ Steyn told BBC Radio Solent.

    ‘But the reality is they’re both going to be quite difficult to achieve and will take me some time, possibly another two-and-a-half years.

    ‘Will South Africa still want to pick a 38-year-old by then? I don’t know.’

    The 35-year-old recently ended a stint with Hampshire in the County Championship. He bowled alongside former Proteas team-mate Kyle Abbott – and clinched 20 wickets in five appearances.

    ‘I’ve really enjoyed playing here, but I’ve still got a lot to offer in international cricket,’ he added.

    ‘I think county cricket will always be waiting for me. I love playing cricket all year round, that’s what I do.

    ‘It’s not nothing to do with any other decision than continually playing and if I’m not going to be plying my trade with South Africa, then why not here?’

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