South Africa’s star bowler, Dale Steyn, will be coming to Pakistan for this year’s edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). The 36-year-old bowler will be playing for Islamabad United in the tournament.
Islamabad United Tweets about Dale Steyn’s arrival:
Islamabad United brushed aside all rumors of Dale Steyn and Rassie van der Dussen not being available for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) due to national duties. Islamabad United posted tweeted Dale Steyn’s video in which he said that he was “delighted” to be a part of the Islamabad United and PSL.
The legend @DaleSteyn62 is coming to Pakistan!!!
We are playing 5 home @thePSLt20 games in Rawalpindi this season. Get ready for ? from Steyn!!#UnitedWeWin #RedHotSquad? #HBLPSLV pic.twitter.com/91r63vwR4v
— Islamabad United (@IsbUnited) January 3, 2020
This year the entire 34 matches of PSL will be played in Pakistan. Rawalpindi, Karachi, Lahore, and Multan are the four cities that will serve as a venue for the tournament. Islamabad United will play their 5 home matches in Rawalpindi this season.
The PSL is set to start from February 20, and the final will be played in Gaddafi Stadium Lahore on March 22.
Dale Steyn’s career:
Steyn made his first international appearance in a Test against England in December 2004. His first ODI debut was as part of Africa XI against Asia XI in August 2005. He made his T20I debut against New Zealand in November 2007.
He announced his retirement from Test cricket last year in August, in order to focus more on limited-overs cricket to also ensure his longevity in the game.
The South African bowler has played 93 Tests and claimed 439 wickets at a terrific average of 22.95. Dale Steyn has also represented South Africa in 125 ODIs and secured 196 wickets at an average of 25.95. He also played 44 T20Is and took 61 wickets for 17.50 with an economy rate of 6.79.
He recently represented Melbourne Stars in Big Bash League (BBL). He was part of Cape Town Blitz in the Mzansi Super League (MSL).