Steyn to skip Bangladesh series

Steyn to skip Bangladesh series

Star South Africa pacer Dale Steyn who declared himself fully recovered from injury and fit for cricket in the last week after a long break, has decided not play in the upcoming two-match Test series against Bangladesh. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বাংলাদেশের বিপক্ষে থাকছেন না স্টেইন]

“I’ve decided not to play right now. I’m bowling fine but I haven’t hit the full workload I’d need to handle four-day cricket or a Test so I decided it was best not to play,” Steyn was quoted as saying on ESPNcricinfo.

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The speed-star was hoping to start playing again with the Titans’ match against the Dolphins on Tuesday but how has changed the decision.

“Playing the four-day game would have given me a chance for selection in the Tests but I don’t want to put myself or the team in a position where I pull up again. Some shorter cricket might be the better answer for a reintroduction,” he added.

The right-arm fast bowler added, “I might just play some club stuff in Pretoria or Cape Town. It doesn’t really matter to me at what level it is, I just need some cricket and I thought going from nothing to possibly bowling 30+ overs was a bit of a risk. It sucks, but I want to play for a few more years, not just till then end of October.”

“It’s been a frustrating time, but I want to play for a few more years and I’m confident I will. The longer stuff is too much right now, so we wait for possibly the white ball to come around,” Steyn signed off.

– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com.