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Dale Steyn retires from Test cricket


Dale Steyn retires from Test cricket

South Africa's great fast bowler, Dale Steyn, announced his retirement from test cricket on Monday (Aug 5) as his country's highest wicket-taker and eighth on the all-time list. He ended with 439 wickets from 93 tests at an average of 22.95, after a wicketless final test appearance against Sri Lanka in February. The 36-year-old was one of the world's most feared fast bowlers in his prime but his latter years were curtailed by a serious shoulder injury. Steyn said he chose to give up five-day cricket to prolong his career and he will continue to play limited-overs internationals.

South Africa's Dale Steyn has retired from test cricket, ending the red-ball career of a player who was one of the world's fiercest fast bowlers at his height but whose latter years were curtailed by a serious shoulder injury.

Steyn says he will continue to play limited-overs internationals.

The 36-year-old Steyn ends as South Africa's leading wicket-taker in tests and eighth on the all-time list with 439 wickets in 93 matches.

Only four fast bowlers have taken more wickets than him in tests: James Anderson, Glenn McGrath, Courtney Walsh and Stuart Broad.

Steyn injured his right shoulder, his bowling arm, in a test in Australia in late 2016 and was out for more than a year. He then hurt his ankle in his comeback test in 2018 and was sidelined for another six months and never recaptured his best form.

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