South Africa vs England: Dale Steyn turns into main wicket-taker for Proteas in T20Is

South Africa vs England: Dale Steyn turns into main wicket-taker for Proteas in T20Is

Veteran pacer Dale Steyn has come to be the leading wicket-taker for South Africa in T20 internationals. Steyn done the feat at some point of the opening T20I of the three-match collection towards England performed at the Buffalo Park which the Proteas gained with the aid of one run.

During the 0.33 over of England’s run-chase of 178, Steyn bought the wicket of Jos Buttler and in the method surpassed former leg-spinner Imran Tahir’s tally of sixty one Tahir scalped 61 wickets in 35 fits for the Proteas while Steyn reached the 62-wicket mark in his 45th match. Third in the listing of leading Proteas wicket-takers is Morne Morkel with forty six wickets.

Overall, Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga is the leading wicket-taker in T20I cricket with 106 wickets to his name. He is observed by using Shahid Afrid (96), Shakib al Hasan (92) and Umar Gul (85).

Steyn already holds the report for being South Africa’s leading wicket-taker in Test cricket. The right-arm quickly bowler has 439 wickets to his name in ninety three Tests. In one hundred forty five ODIs, he has scalped 196 wickets.

On Sunday, the 36-year-old used to be taking part in his first healthy for South Africa in nearly a year. Steyn has had constant run-ins with accidents over the final few years, in particular after a career-threatening shoulder harm throughout South Africa’s tour of Australia in November 2016. Since then, he has featured in just eight Tests, 9 ODIs and three T20Is.

He has already expressed his desire to feature in this year’s T20 World Cup, feeling his journey of 15 years in worldwide cricket can come in handy to lead the Proteas quicks in Australia.