Dale Steyn hopes to return in international cricket against Bangladesh
Champion South African fast bowler Dale Steyn will miss South Africa’s tour of England and hopes to gain momentum in the home series against Bangladesh. The premier pacer has been out of action since last November with a broken shoulder bone.
Targeting the home series against Bangladesh in September – October to make an international comeback Steyn said he needs some time to prepare himself for joining in the national squad.
“Obviously, one of the reasons for me playing with the A side was so that I could get some match fitness before the Tests. So, before that Bangladesh series, I’ll need to play a bit” – he said.
South African A will play a limited over tournament against India A and Australia A late in the winter.
“I am able to do a lot of things – running, hiking and gym work. But bowling is not one of them and I won’t be ready in time. I’m working on little muscles on the moment and when I start bowling again it will be one off pace” – Steyn said.