South Africa’s fast-bowler Dale Steyn is set to feature in Titan’s upcoming CSA T20 Challenge fixture against Knights at Kimberly on Wednesday (November 15). Steyn hasn’t played professional cricket for a year with his last outing being the Test against Australia in November 2016 in Perth, where he broke a bone in his right shoulder.
Speaking to Titans’ official website, Steyn said: “I am ready to go. Yes, I haven’t played in a year, but there are no massive expectations. I am just looking forward to playing again and feeling part of the game.”
“I’m not asking people to sit back and think I’m going to bowl at 150 kmph and that I’m going to take five wickets. If I can get through the game with minimal damage in terms of economy rate and pick up a wicket or two that would be great,” he added.
“You need to put him under pressure in his first 10 to 15 balls, and if he gets through that period you have to be good with your plans and execution because he can hit you wherever he wants to. It’s a small ground with a generally flat wicket and a very fast outfield, so it should be a another high-scoring match. You still need to be attacking and the best way to slow down the run-rate is by taking wickets,” said Steyn.