Injury Prone Dale Steyn Feels his Rhythm is Coming Back
South African pace spearhead, Dale Steyn observed his “rhythm seems to be coming back” ahead of the two-match Test series in Sri Lanka, starting next month.
Meanwhile, he is currently playing for the English county, Hampshire, in the Royal London Cup. The 86-Tests veteran sustained serious tissue damage to his left heel during the Cape Town Test versus India. As a result, he missed the subsequent matches in the three-match series against India. Further, he also missed the four-match rubber against Australia.
Previously, Steyn sustained a fracture of the coracoid process of the right shoulder during the WACA Test against Australia in 2016.
Steyn started his County stint in a List A game versus Somerset, but he struggled for consistency. He then played in the first-class match versus Surrey, where he took a couple of wickets. Moreover, he scalped Cheteshwar Pujara in the semifinal clash in the Royal London Cup against Yorkshire.
“The body’s fine, body feels good,” Steyn told Sky Sports. “I’ve got no problems. I’ll have a look [at my bowling footage] in the computer when I get back up. One thing is I’ve got overs under my belt, the rhythm seems to be coming back. I’ve got a good follow through going on which means there’s good pace at the crease and I’m hitting the crease nice and hard. Yeah, everything seems to be ticking over nicely,” he added.
The veteran seamer rued his luck for sustaining back to back injuries, as he is out for two years now. He also noted it felt good when he stepped on the cricket field. He also added it is where he belongs.
Steyn is now eyeing to play 100 Tests for his country while continue playing in all the formats.
In conclusion, he admitted his excitement to share the field alongside the exciting Proteas seaming attack.
“[Kagiso] Rabada is so special. [Lungi] Ngidi’s coming through nicely. I just hope there’s a spot there for me when we get to Sri Lanka. In those conditions, you’re always looking at playing possible two spinners. So good headache for the coach to have. When you get the opportunity to represent your country, you go and you make the most of it. I’m looking forward to going out there with some serious talent. The Proteas have someone to look forward to in Ngidi but Rabada’s been special for about two years now already. We all know that,” he concluded.