Steyn adds valuable experience
16:34 Wed, 11 Jul 2018
Steyn adds valuable experience | News Article
Dale Steyn - Cricinfo
The Proteas welcome the experience the seamer Dale Steyn will bring to the party for the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.

Steyn is set to make his long-awaited return to international cricket following numerous lengthy injury lay-offs.

The 35-year-old Steyn is set for his 87th Test for the Proteas and needs just three more wickets to become the country’s leading wicket-taker in the longest format of the game.

The seamer and two-time South African Cricketer of the Year, Kagiso Rabada, himself has recovered from an injury which earlier in the year put his series in the sub-continent in doubt.

Rabada did play in the two-day warm-up over the weekend, and he says that he is not feeling any ill-effects from his stress-reaction.

“I am feeling quite good, so far so good.

“We played a warm up game and all of the seamers bowled 12 overs. I have also been bowling some long spells in the nets, I bowled again today, so all is well.

“I am happy with where I am at the moment. A stress reaction is very common in bowlers, it shouldn’t hold me back.”

The first Test at the Galle International Stadium gets underway on Thursday morning.

Morgan Piek OFM Sport

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