Dale Steyn Selects his Dream Test Side

Published - 02 Jul 2018, 07:59 PM

Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn (Credits: Getty)

South Africa’s fast bowler Dale Steyn has selected his dream Test side. Steyn recently lifted the Royal One Day cup with Hampshire as they won against Kent. The Proteas talisman fast bowler included four South African players in his dream team while speaking to Sky Sports.

Furthermore, the linchpin bowler included two Indian and two Australian players in his all-time favorite team. One Pakistan, one Sri Lankan and one England player was able to make the cut into Steyn’s team.

Dale Steyn
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Dale Steyn will return to International action against Sri Lanka.

Dale who is all set to return to the International action selected Graeme Smith and Virender Sehwag as his openers. Steyn made his International debut under the captaincy of Smith. Speaking of Sehwag, Steyn said, “He once scored 300 against us in a day in Chennai, so why wouldn’t I have him?”.

Steyn selected his teammate Hashim Amla to bat one down in the batting order. Dale picked Sachin Tendulkar for the number four position. Steyn said on Sachin,  “He had me covered. I’ve never felt so hopeless before! I just felt like I couldn’t get him out and had no answer.”

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Interestingly, Steyn selected two all-rounders in his team. The Proteas fast bowler included one of the best all-rounder Jacques Kallis in his team. He also got Andrew Flintoff in his team. In fact, Steyn gave the wicketkeeping duties to Kumar Sangakkara.

Speaking about Andrew Flintoff, Dale Steyn said, “I loved watching Freddie. If you look at his stats he may not have been the best player in the world but he bowled a heavy ball and had that fear factor and a presence. I felt like Fred had game-changing moments and you can’t have someone like him in the side.”

Dale Steyn included Wasim Akram and Glenn McGrath in his pace bowling battery. Steyn selected Shane Warne as his solitary spinner in the side. Furthermore, Steyn who ruled the Test rankings in the from 2008 to 2015 included Allan Donald and Jonty Rhodes as the 12th and 13th man in his team.

Here is Dale Steyn Dream Side:

Graeme Smith (C), Virender Sehwag, Hashim Amla, Sachin Tendulkar, Jacques Kallis, Kumar Sangakkara (WK) AB de Villiers, Andrew Flintoff, Shane Warne, Wasim Akram, Glenn McGrath