New Indian Express – PAARL (SOUTH AFRICA): Dale Steyn doesn’t want to talk about the possibility of becoming South Africa’s all-time leading wicket-taker, he said during a steady comeback to long-form cricket.

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  • PAARL (SOUTH AFRICA): Dale Steyn doesn’t want to talk about the possibility of becoming South Africa’s all-time leading wicket-taker, he said during a steady comeback to long-form cricket.
  • Steyn was not among the wickets for a South African Invitation team on the first day of a three-day day-night match against the touring Zimbabweans at Boland Park, but was happy with his rhythm ahead of an expected Test comeback against Zimbabwe in a day-night clash in Port Elizabeth, starting on Tuesday.
  • Steyn, 34, needs just five wickets to overtake Shaun Pollock’s record of 421 Test wickets — but it has been more than a year since he took his 417th wicket, shortly before breaking down with a freak shoulder fracture against Australia in November 2016.
  • Steyn bowled 12 overs in four spells, including one with the new pink ball, conceding 16 runs.
  • That, though, seems likely because Steyn will only play the first two days of the current game before joining the South African Test squad in Port Elizabeth.


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