Dale Steyn says in talks for the international return
Melbourne, January 3 () South African legend of the pace devastated by injuries, Dale Steyn, says that this year's Twenty20 World Cup is very much on its agenda and that another effort will begin in an international return with the series against England next month.
Steyn, who retired from Test Cricket last year, has been struggling to keep his career alive in the other two formats despite being hampered by a recurring shoulder injury. The 36-year-old is currently playing in the Big Bash League for Melbourne Stars.
I know I will be part of (the T20 series against England), that was the last conversation I had. I have a good two-week break, and then I come back in. I will be present for the ODI - To be honest, I don't know how much I will play (the ODI) ... I will be there for that and definitely the T20s, he told 'cricket.com.au'.
That (T20 World Cup) is very much on my agenda. I'm starting to enjoy my cricket a lot more now, I think four overs is much easier for the body than the test matches, he added.
Steyn chose the shoulder injury that threatens his career in 2016 and appeared in only eight Tests, nine ODI and two T20 Internationals since then. He could not play in the 2019 World Cup despite being named to the team due to the same injury.
The next T20 World Cup is scheduled to start in October in Australia.
Steyn has 696 international wickets of 262 matches in the entire format.
KG (Kagiso Rabada) is very young, to lead the attack at 24, and the next players who enter are all younger than him, I think he needs someone who has experience, who looks around and knows that not only one there, Steyn said.
So I'm raising my hand for that and then I'll wait and see how the selections go. After the MSL (Mzansi Super League) we played, many players came out, some fantastic bowlers.
But the old men still seem to do the trick: AB (de Villiers) was there, Imran Tahir was taking wickets, I was in the wickets. We may have approved, maybe not, but I am raising my hand, he added. The limited leg of England's tour of South Africa will comprise three ODIs and an equal number of T20 internationals to be held from February 4 to 16. PM AH AH