DALE STEYN

  • Difficult for women to be involved with sportsmen, says Dale Steyn 3 days ago

    Visakhapatnam: South Africa and Sunrisers Hyderabad fast bowler Dale Steyn on Wednesday said it is difficult for women to be involved with sportsmen who travel, adding that one is spending a big chunk of life away from home and never quite sure when one is coming or going. "I think it's...
  • IPL 8: Boult our first choice for now, not Steyn, says Warner April 14, 2015

    Bangalore: Not undermining Dale Steyn's ability with the ball, Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner said that he wishes to continue with New Zealand speedster Trent Boult in the playing XI before he turns to the South African pacer's services in IPL 8. Boult, who was just behind leading-wicket taker Mitchell Starc...
  • I am a 'big fan' of Umesh Yadav, says Dale Steyn April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Dale Steyn says he is a "big fan" of Umesh Yadav and predicted that in coming years the Indian bowler would be one to look up to. Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Umesh, who has represented India in 12 Tests and 48 ODIs, bagged 18 wickets in...
  • Twitter hails New Zealand's historic entry into World Cup final March 24, 2015

    Grant Elliott struck a six off the penultimate to lift New Zealand to a four-wicket win over South Africa in a cliff-hanging match on Tuesday which carried them into a World Cup final for the first time, ending their run of defeats in their six previous semi-finals. New Zealand went into...
  • New Zealand vs South Africa, 1st semi-finals: The key battles March 23, 2015

    New Zealand and South Africa are all set to create history as either of the teams will make it to the semi-finals for the first time in a World Cup. Both semi-finalists- New Zealand and South Africa - will meet at the beautiful Eden Park in Auckland on Tuesday with...
  • World Cup 2015: Semi-final clash will be South Africa's greatest challenge March 23, 2015

    When one mentions the countries, South Africa and New Zealand, in the same sentence one automatically thinks of the great rugby union rivalry between the two nations that has been ongoing since 1921. Legendary South African rugby player, Boy Louw, possibly said it best: "When South Africa plays New Zealand, consider...
  • World Cup 2015: South Africa's road to quarter-finals March 17, 2015

    It's not always that things go as per your expectations. The South Africans, who came into the World Cup as one of the pre-tournament favourites, had to wait longer than expected to book a place in the quarter-finals. The men from the Rainbow nation moved into second place in Pool...
  • World Cup side notes: Hair and there, cricketers make style statements March 9, 2015

    Followed by millions across the globe, there are many cricketers who are as much famous for their sporting skills as for their appearance. Modern-day cricketers love to stay in the limelight and for them their style statements are an integral part of that. While getting their bodies inked has been a...
  • World Cup 2015: AB de Villiers just like Matrix's Neo, says Dale Steyn March 6, 2015

    South Africa captain AB de Villiers' batting blitzkriegs in the last two months have been so good that even his own team mates are in awe of them, fast bowler Dale Steyn said on Friday. De Villiers has scored 241 runs in four innings at the tournament, including a stunning 162...
  • World Cup: Pakistan batsmen need to stay focussed against South Africa March 5, 2015

    Back to back victories must have given captain Misbah-ul-Haq a huge sigh of relief as Pakistan's fragile looking batting is gradually gaining some confidence ahead of all-important Pool B match against South Africa. After two successive losses against India and West Indies, Zimbabwe also tested Pakistan batsmen to the limits...
  • World Cup 2015: AB de Villiers backs Dale Steyn as match-winner March 4, 2015

    Canberra: South Africa captain AB de Villiers backed Dale Steyn to be a World Cup match-winner despite the strike bowler struggling to hit top form at the tournament. After an indifferent start to the World Cup, Steyn marked his 100th one-day international with 39 for 2 in the 201-run mauling of...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Ireland, World Cup 2015 March 3, 2015

    (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 March 2, 2015

    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 March 2, 2015

    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 February 26, 2015

    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 February 25, 2015

    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...