Cricket

Steyn sets sights on WC

Still got it: Dale Steyn says he can’t see himself doing anything else at the moment .

Still got it: Dale Steyn says he can’t see himself doing anything else at the moment .   | Photo Credit: Daniel Pockett

Returns to action in the first Twenty20 against England today

Dale Steyn is determined to be part of South Africa’s squad for the T20 World Cup in Australia in October and November after switching his focus from Test cricket to the shortest form of the game.

South Africa’s all-time leading Test wicket-taker will be 37 by the time the global showpiece starts and has not played international cricket since last March.

But, he said on Tuesday, he was looking forward to his comeback in the first T20I against England on Wednesday.

“I love playing cricket,” he said. “I wake up every day and I can’t see myself doing anything else right now.” Steyn said he had discussed some options for life after cricket but that was something for the future. As long as that drive is still there to play at the highest level, to get batters out, fox them and outsmart them and that kind of stuff, if I can do that I’m going to continue to do that,” he said.

Steyn was selected for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England and Wales but didn’t play a game before returning home with a shoulder injury.

Why you should pay for quality journalism - Click to know more

Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Feb 25, 2020 12:33:01 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/sport/cricket/steyn-sets-sights-on-wc/article30795153.ece

Next Story