It has been a glorious career for Dale Steyn. Recently, he called curtains on the longer version of the game, however, he doesn’t want to give up on the limited-overs format, as he set his sight straight on the upcoming ICC T20I World Cup 2020. The fast bowler wants to do everything to make a comeback into the team ahead of the prestigious event.
Perhaps, Dale Steyn is someone, who can be the perfect replica to the word, Aggression. He has been such an impactful player in the world cricket and been a nightmare for the batsmen during his times. However, his career hasn’t turned the way he would love, as he was down with shoulder injury and got no chance to play the game.
Nonetheless, he made an incredible turnaround by following the strict guidelines of his physio. After a solid six-month time, Steyn made a comeback to the side and played across the formats before picking up the injury once again during ICC World Cup 2019.
Winning a world cup medal would be major highlight – Dale Steyn
However, Dale Steyn doesn’t want to lose his confidence, as he wants to make a comeback into the team for the T20I world cup. He feels winning the world cup medal for the country is the biggest highlight, which he wants to have in his glorious career.
“Obviously, the first prize is always to play for your country. Representing South Africa is the only thing I’ve ever done for my whole career so far, so to get back into that team is my top priority. Winning a World Cup medal for your country would be a big highlight,” Dale Steyn said as per ANA (African News Agency).
On Permission for Big Bash League:
Speaking of the permission to play in Big Bash League, he added that the board has convinced in the ideology of sending him to the tournament. The board officials felt that the tournament would give them the chance to look at Dale Steyn, who often face injury issues. Besides that, BBL experience will help during the World Cup, as the tournament set to be played in Australia.
“They’re pretty tight on not allowing players to go and play in the Big Bash, but knowing that I’m not available for the Tests, wanting to keep me fit, and also having one eye on the T20 World Cup at the back-end of next year, they probably felt like it was a good call. This is great because it keeps me in the running for that World Cup. If I can go over to Australia and get some more experience in those conditions, that could be beneficial.”
Well, it would be interesting to see how Dale Steyn copes up with the Big Bash League. The main challenge for Steyn would be to end the tournament without picking an injury.