JOHANNESBURG: South Africa cricket star Dale Steyn will target a tour of England starting next May for an international comeback after breaking a shoulder bone in Australia this month.
The 33-year-old fast bowler is sure to miss a visit by Sri Lanka from late December and a tour to New Zealand beginning in mid-February.
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“Dale will be sidelined for at least six months before attempting to bowl again,” national team manager Mohammed Moosajee said Sunday. “We are positive that he will make a successful return to international cricket.”
A 10-match South Africa tour of England begins on May 24. The Proteas are scheduled to play three ODIs, three Twenty20 internationals and four Tests during a tour that stretches into August.
Dale Steyn set to be sidelined for six months due to shoulder injury
Steyn needs five Test wickets to reach 422 and replace retired former skipper Shaun Pollock as the leading South African wicket-taker in the longest format of the game.
The injury-prone bowler had an operation in Cape Town this week to repair the injury that occurred during a 177-run first Test triumph over Australia in Perth.
Courtesy : Express Tribune