Veteran pacer Dale Steyn has turn into the leading wicket-taker for South Africa in T20 internationals. Steyn achieved the feat in the course of the opening T20I of the three-match collection in opposition to England performed on the Buffalo Park which the Proteas received by one run.
During the third over of England’s run-chase of 178, Steyn received the wicket of Jos Buttler and in the method surpassed former leg-spinner Imran Tahir’s tally of 61. Tahir scalped 61 wickets in 35 matches for the Proteas whereas Steyn reached the 62-wicket mark in his 45th match. Third in the listing of leading Proteas wicket-takers is Morne Morkel with 46 wickets.
Overall, Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga is the leading wicket-taker in T20I cricket with 106 wickets to his title. He is adopted by Shahid Afrid (96), Shakib al Hasan (92) and Umar Gul (85).
Steyn already holds the document for being South Africa’s leading wicket-taker in Test cricket. The proper-arm quick bowler has 439 wickets to his title in 93 Tests. In 145 ODIs, he has scalped 196 wickets.
On Sunday, the 36-year-outdated was enjoying his first match for South Africa in nearly a 12 months. Steyn has had fixed run-ins with accidents over the previous few years, particularly after a profession-threatening shoulder damage throughout South Africa’s tour of Australia in November 2016. Since then, he has featured in simply eight Tests, 9 ODIs and three T20Is.
He has already expressed his need to function in this 12 months’s T20 World Cup, feeling his expertise of 15 years in worldwide cricket can come in useful to guide the Proteas quicks in Australia.