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Dale Steyn declared fit for Windies clash

Reuters
Jun 14, 2013 at 09:05am IST

Cape Town: South Africa pace bowler Dale Steyn has been passed fit for Friday's winner-takes-all Champions Trophy Group B clash against West Indies in Cardiff.

A side strain kept Steyn out of South Africa's opening two matches of the tournament, but he bowled at full intensity in the nets on Thursday, a statement from Cricket South Africa said.

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The winner of Friday's match will join India in the semi-finals of the competition from the pool.

Steyn declared fit for Windies clash

Steyn, who was missing action due to a side strain has been declared fit for Friday's clash against the West Indies

Steyn's return would boost a depleted South Africa bowling line-up already missing Morne Morkel, though just who would make way is unclear.

Captain AB de Villiers suggested the decision would be based around whether the team persevere with their two frontline spinners, Robin Peterson and Aaron Phangiso.

Chris Morris would be the likely casualty if South Africa decided to go that route, otherwise Phangiso would make way.

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