Hindustan Times – South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis Wednesday backed “dangerous” paceman Dale Steyn and the rest of his bowlers to wreak havoc in Sri Lanka on the eve of the first Test.

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  • South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis Wednesday backed “dangerous” paceman Dale Steyn and the rest of his bowlers to wreak havoc in Sri Lanka on the eve of the first Test.
  • Steyn, who is returning from an injury and last played a Test in January, is expected to be a part of South Africa’s potent pace attack in the first of two Tests starting in Galle on Thursday.
  • ALSO READ: AB de Villiers wants to play IPL for few more yearsThe 35-year-old speedster needs three wickets to add to his 419 scalps and surpass retired quick Shaun Pollock (421) to become South Africa’s leading wicket-taker in the five-day format.
  • Du Plessis said he was also banking on Kagiso Rabada to swing it South Africa’s way and eventually to step into Steyn’s shoes as their foremost attack paceman.
  • ALSO READ: India aim to lay down marker in EnglandRabada, 23, is returning from a lower-back injury that saw him miss the Indian Premier League, but is still the year’s leading wicket-taker with 38 in seven Tests.


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