Dale Steyn makes a comeback as South Africa announce squad for T20I series against England

Dale Steyn makes a comeback as South Africa announce squad for T20I series against England

Dale Steyn makes a comeback as South Africa announce squad for T20I series against England(Pic Source: Twitter)

Yesterday, Cricket South Africa announced their T20I team for 3 match series against England starting from February 12. South African Speedster Dale Steyn makes a comeback in that T20I squad after a long gap of one year.

Dale Steyn was earlier not picked for ODI squad for England series, but now Dale Steyn is back in international cricket with this T20I squad. He was playing in Big Bash League for Melbourne Stars recently. Till now Steyn has taken 61 wickets in 44 T20Is he has played so far. He will now be partnered by Lungi Nagidi and other fast bowlers included in this T20I squad.

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Announcing their T20I squad, Cricket South Africa tweeted, “ Quinton de Kock has been named captain of the Proteas T20 squad that will take on England in the three-match KFC international series from 12 to 16 Feb in East London, Durban & Centurion.

Quinton has been named as the captain of this T20I squad also. He was the captain for their ODI squad too. The other batsman in the team are Tenda Bavuma, David Miller etc. Their T20I squad is as under:

Proteas T20I squad: Quinton de Kock (Wicket Keeper, Captain), Reeza Hendricks, Tenda Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Pite van Biljon, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Jon-Jon Trevor Smuts, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi, LungiNgidi, Sisanda Magala, Bjorn Fortuin, Dale Steyn, Heinrich klaasen.

Cricket South Africa also tweeted about Dale’s comeback in international cricket. Faf du Plessis and Kagiso Rabada’s rest period has been extended by Cricket South Africa and they will not be playing international cricket soon. It reads as under:

Included in the team is the experienced Dale Steyn, who returns to international cricket after nearly a year’s absence, Sisanda Magala and Pite van Biljon. Faf du Plessis & KagisoRabada’s rest period has been extended, they were not considered for selection.

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