New Indian Express – JOHANNESBURG: In a major blow to South Africa, fast bowler Dale Steyn’s much-sought return is delayed once again as he has been ruled out of the third Test of the four-match series against Australia after failing to recover fully from a heel injury.

Summary

  • JOHANNESBURG: In a major blow to South Africa, fast bowler Dale Steyn’s much-sought return is delayed once again as he has been ruled out of the third Test of the four-match series against Australia after failing to recover fully from a heel injury.
  • However, it has now been confirmed that Steyn would only be considered for selection for the fourth Test at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on  March 30 as he continues to recover from a heel injury.
  • Meanwhile, South Africa skipper was not fully aware of Steyn’s situation, but he hopes to see the pacer fit in time for the fourth Test.
  • Earlier, Steyn made a Test return during a second match against India in Centurion after being ruled out for 14 months with a shoulder injury.
  • He is now targeting the final round of franchise matches, beginning March 22, the same day as the third Test against Australia with the aim to be fit in time for the fourth and final match in Johannesburg.


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