DALE STEYN

  • As it happened: South Africa vs Ireland, World Cup 2015 9 hours 26 minutes ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: Ireland go into Tuesday's World Cup clash against South Africa in Canberra faced with a question that even fanciful Test nations have struggled to find an answer for. How does one tame the rampaging AB de Villiers before...
  • ICC World Cup: Mountain fires worry Dale Steyn ahead of landmark match Yesterday

    Cape Town: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn plays his 100th one-day international on Tuesday looking to regain top form despite being distracted by mountain fires raging near his home in Cape Town. "Massive fire behind my house in Stonehurst! Plz be safe and watch out for the mountain animals trying...
  • World Cup 2015: Spirited Ireland ready for daunting South Africa challenge Yesterday

    South Africa have won 32 and lost just 16 of the 50 World Cup matches that they've played since 1992. Of those, only two of the defeats could be regarded as major shocks. At Chelmsford in 1999, a virtuoso display from Neil Johnson provided the impetus for a 48-run Zimbabwe...
  • World Cup 2015: Vernon Philander absence may test depth, balance but not result 5 days ago

    Vernon Philander's hamstring injury will not only upset the balance of South Africa's attack against West Indies but also test their pace bowling depth when the two sides clash in their World Cup Pool B match in Sydney on Friday. The 29-year-old Philander limped out of South Africa's 130-run humbling by...
  • World Cup: Dale Steyn next in Chris Gayle's firing line 6 days ago

    Struggling South African fast bowler Dale Steyn must find a way to contain record-breaking West Indian batsman Chris Gayle in Friday's crunch World Cup clash. Steyn's cutting edge has been blunted at the tournament so far with his two matches giving him total figures of two for 119 from a...
  • World Cup 2015: Indian fans cheering for the men in blue February 22, 2015

    India have never defeated South Africa in a Cricket World Cup and would like to change that in their Pool B match against the Proteas. ...
  • ICC World Cup: India need to pull out all stops against South Africa February 21, 2015

    After a terrific and unexpectedly smooth start to their title defence, India will have to soak in the pressure against a team they have never beaten at the World Cup. South Africa will perhaps be the toughest test for the defending champions in Pool B. On the scale of 1 to...
  • ICC World Cup: Key battles that set up India-South Africa clash February 21, 2015

    The Cricket World Cup over the years has produced some riveting encounters that have got fans engrossed around the world. While some have gone on to create history, others have dressed to the nines since the advent of coloured clothing in limited-overs cricket. There are very few sides in world cricket...
  • World Cup: Top-order batsmen need to fire against Proteas, says Kapil Dev February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev feels that India's top-order batsmen need to take more responsibility for the team to win against South Africa, who have a potent bowling attack led by the dangerous Dale Steyn. India have been bogged down by losing wickets in a cluster as they lost...
  • World Cup 2015: Dale Steyn fit for India clash, says South Africa coach February 20, 2015

    Melbourne: South Africa's pace spearhead Dale Steyn is fit to lead their attack in a crucial cricket World Cup match against India on Sunday after recovering from a bout of sinusitis, coach Russell Domingo said on Friday. "He is fine, there is nothing to be concerned about," Domingo was quoted as...
  • World Cup 2015: India's batting is not only about Kohli, says SA coach February 19, 2015

    Melbourne: Virat Kohli might be the "kingpin" of India's batting in the ongoing cricket World Cup but South Africa coach Russell Domingo on Thursday said his team is not making any special plans for the swashbuckling player ahead of the two sides' pool clash on Sunday. "We all know that Virat...
  • India's danger zones against South Africa: three apparent, two hidden February 19, 2015

    A South African safari is fraught with danger. The jeep may be grilled out but there's always an urge to venture out and pose for the shutterbug - like a hero with some beast in the background. An inch here or there or a moment of carelessness can be fatal...
  • Dale Steyn recovering from flu ahead of India World Cup tie February 18, 2015

    Melbourne: South Africa's premier fast bowler Dale Steyn missed training on Wednesday due to flu, but is expected to be fit for the World Cup match against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. "He has a bout of sinusitis but will be back at training tomorrow," the team's media manager Lerato...
  • World Cup 2015: Five things India must do to break South Africa jinx February 17, 2015

    While the whole world was gunning for the heads of Indian cricketers for their deplorable performance leading up to the World Cup, things have taken a turn for the better for the Men in Blue. In a tournament where India's recent performance left little hope of making it to the last...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Pool B, Match 3 February 15, 2015

    (For Live blog and updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) South Africa will look to justify their status as one of the favourites to win the World Cup with a potentially tricky Pool B opener against minnows Zimbabwe in Hamilton. Led by the swashbuckling AB de Villiers, South...
  • Fast bowlers should be ready for a challenging World Cup February 10, 2015

    International cricket is all about how you prepare. Keep yourself fit, put in the hard work and practice well. That in a nutshell is the mantra for doing well at the highest level. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be played in the challenging conditions of Australia and New...
  • Not a surprise! No Indian in Walsh's top bowling picks for World Cup 2015 February 5, 2015

    As the ICC Cricket World Cup gets closer and the players get more eager for one of cricket's biggest events, I will try to settle some nerves by selecting a few fast, or seam, bowlers to watch or look out for and tell you why. You will notice that I have...
  • World Cup side notes: Cricketers and their superstitions February 3, 2015

    There are few spheres of life other than sports, which urge us to cling to strange superstitions and rituals. Sportspersons, since long, fall for strange routines, habits and superstitions that they believe are necessary to psyche them up ahead of a contest and also enhance their performance levels. And cricketers...
  • World Cup 2015: The bowlers who can run amok February 1, 2015

    We are just days away from the biggest extravaganza of cricket - the World Cup. The mega event, to be played in Australia and New Zealand , should give bowlers a lot of hope on friendly tracks, something they - especially the pacers, sorely missed during the 2011 edition hosted...
  • World Cup 2015: The men who can turn a game on its head January 24, 2015

    Form is temporary, class is permanent. The real class of a player shows in situations where he can turn in a mach-winning performance when the team is in trouble. The World Cup has been witness to many such performances and no doubt the 2015 edition will see some more. These are...
  • South Africa rest big guns for remaining ODIs against West Indies January 23, 2015

    South Africa will rest key players for the remainder of the one-day international series against West Indies as they rotate their squad with one eye on the World Cup. The Proteas have breezed to an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series and have sent paceman Dale Steyn home for the...
  • 1st ODI: All-round South Africa register easy win over Windies January 17, 2015

    Durban: AB de Villiers top-scored with 81 and effected five dismissals behind the wicket as South Africa beat the West Indies by 61 runs in a rain-affected first ODI at Kingsmead on Friday. De Villiers was well supported by Hashim Amla (66) and David Miller (70) as South Africa reached 279-8...
  • South Africa thump West Indies in third Test, win series 2-0 January 6, 2015

    Dean Elgar guided South Africa to a series-clinching victory by eight wickets on the fifth day of the third and final Test against the West Indies at Newlands on Tuesday. South Africa won the series by two matches to nil, with one match finishing in a rain-affected draw. The left-handed Elgar made...
  • 3rd Test: South Africa on course to victory against West Indies January 5, 2015

    Cape Town: Simon Harmer and Dale Steyn shared seven wickets to negate a lengthy rain delay and set South Africa up for victory over the West Indies in the third and final Test at Newlands on Monday. Harmer took 4 for 82 and claimed the key wicket of top-scorer Marlon Samuels...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 4 January 5, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Leon Johnson and Marlon Samuels dug in to keep the West Indies in touch after AB de Villiers' century gave South Africa the initiative. Johnson and Samuels put on an unbroken 61 for the third wicket to rescue...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 2 January 3, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 1 Roundup: The West Indies were prone to devastating batting collapses in the first two Tests, but made a steady 276-6 after winning the toss and electing to bat first. The biggest disappointment for the tourists was their batsmen's...
  • Dale Steyn sets new mark after West Indian defiance January 2, 2015

    Cape Town: Dale Steyn became South Africa's second highest wicket taker as West Indies reached 276 for six on the first day of the third Test on Friday. Steyn caught and bowled captain Denesh Ramdin for 53 five overs from the close to claw back some of the advantage produced by...
  • 3rd Test: South Africa-West Indies share honours on Day 1 January 2, 2015

    Cape Town: Leon Johnson and Denesh Ramdin hit half-centuries as the West Indies proved the equal of South Africa on day one of the third and final Test at Newlands on Friday. The West Indies were prone to devastating batting collapses in the first two Tests, but made a steady 276-6...