15 C
New Delhi
Tuesday 19 November 2019
Sports Dale Steyn to retire from ODI after 2019 World...

Dale Steyn to retire from ODI after 2019 World Cup

Dale Steyn will be hoping that fitness remains when South Africa travel to England for the 2019 Cricket World Cup

-

- Advertisment -

Subscribe to our newsletter

You will get all our latest news and articles via email when you subscribe

The email despatches will be non-commercial in nature
Disputes, if any, subject to jurisdiction in New Delhi

New Delhi: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn is hoping to make a triumphant farewell to one-day international cricket at the 2019 World Cup by delivering the trophy to the Proteas for the first time.

Steyn, who will turn 36 three days before South Africa’s World Cup opening match against England on 30 May next year, has spent most of the past three years struggling to overcome an assortment of injuries. But he believes his experience could be valuable in England. He is not part of South Africa’s squad for a three-match one-day series in Sri Lanka but aims to force his way back into contention during his country’s home season, which includes one-day series against Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Steyn has played 116 ODIs for his country but cannot see a future for himself past the format’s flagship competition next summer.

“I will be trying to get to that World Cup (in England). But after the World Cup, I don’t see myself playing white-ball cricket for South Africa. By the time the next World Cup comes, I will be 40,” said the seamer during an event organised by Go Pro.

With 178 wickets to his name, Steyn is the nation’s seventh most prolific wicket-taker in ODIs, but hasn’t represented the Proteas in the format since 2016.

“If you look at the (SA) batting line-up, our top six have played 1,000 games, but the lower half – from Nos.8-11 who are currently playing – not even 150 games. You need to draw on experience,” reasoned the 35-year-old.

“I hope that will be my trump card when the selection comes to the World Cup. I may not necessarily play all the time. But I think my experience will help me just being there.”

On the topic of Test cricket, the quick spoke in an evergreen manner about the format, having come through two Tests against Sri Lanka without ailment. His 421 Test wickets is a joint-South African record.

“When it comes to Test cricket, I would like to play as long as possible. I have finally come out of a cloud of injuries. I broke my shoulder and in my first game on return (against India at Cape Town), I landed in a foothold. It was rotten luck.

“It’s quite difficult to come back from a broken shoulder, especially with your bowling arm. I feel that [the injury] is gone and now I am fit. I played two Test matches without an injury, bowled at a good pace and never went off the field because of niggles. It’s a big plus.”

Steyn will be hoping that fitness remains when South Africa travel to England for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

Siddharth Raghvendra Raghuvanshi
Siddharth Raghvendra Raghuvanshi
Editorial Assistant of Sirf News with experience in covering sports and entertainment for Navbharat Times and Network 18's IBN Lokmat

Leave a Reply

Opinion

Anil Ambani: From Status Of Tycoon To Insolvency

Study the career of Anil Ambani, and you will get a classic case of decisions you ought not take as a businessman and time you better utilise

तवलीन सिंह, यह कैसा स्वाभिमान?

‘जिस मोदी सरकार का पांच साल सपोर्ट किया उसी ने मेरे बेटे को देश निकाला दे दिया,’ तवलीन सिंह ने लिखा। क्या आपने किसी क़ीमत के बदले समर्थन किया?

Rafale: One Embarrassment, One Snub For Opposition

Supreme Court accepts Rahul Gandhi's apology for attributing to it his allegation, rejects the review petition challenging the Rafale verdict

Guru Nanak Jayanti: What First Sikh Guru Taught

While Guru Nanak urged people to 'nām japo, kirat karo, vand chhako', he stood for several values while he also fought various social evils

Muhammed Who Inconvenienced Muslims

Archaeologist KK Muhammed had earlier got on the nerves of the leftist intelligentsia for exposing their nexus with Islamic extremists
- Advertisement -

Elsewhere

शबरीमला पर सेक्युलर क़ानून थोपना अन्याय है

शबरीमला समुदाय विशेष का स्थल है जिसके नियमों को बदलने का अधिकार अन्य समुदायों को नहीं है; धर्मनिरपेक्षता की आड़ में आस्थाओं का विखंडन न हो

Gotabaya Rajapaksa Making Pakistan Unduly Happy

Gotabaya Rajapaksa beat Sajith Premadasa, a candidate of Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe's UNP, which Pakistan believes is India's ally

Modi praises NCP, BJD, lists 5 utilities of Rajya Sabha

A long list of utilities of the Rajya Sabha Prime Minister Narendra Modi spellt out in his inaugural speech for the winter session of Parliament

Saryu Rai, old BJP hand in Jharkhand, rebels

Furious on not being nominated so far, Jharkhand Food Supply Minister Saryu Rai has threatened to fight against Chief Minister Raghubar Das

Bobde, Sharad Arvind: Career of 47th CJI

Born in Nagpur on 24 April 1956, Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde became a lawyer in 1978, senior advocate in 1998 and judge in 2000, SC judge in 2013

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

For fearless journalism

%d bloggers like this: