About Dale Steyn
DW Steyn or Dale Willem Steyn is 36 years old South Africa’s right-arm fast bowler and right-handed batsman. He is playing on the national side since 2004 and on the domestic game, he is with Titans. He is well known as the most feared fast bowler of South Africa who can swing the ball both ways with accuracy.
DW Steyn was born on 27th June 1983 in Phalaborwa, Transvaal Province, South Africa as Dale Willem Steyn. He was raised extremely close to nature, the Kruger National Park which is situated in the country’s northern-most province where he started his lawn games. He started playing cricket at age 11 when he got Hansie Cronje cricket set as a Christmas gift. Aside from cricket he also loved activities like skateboarding and bass fishing. He attended Merensky High School where he was included in the school team but the proper go came when he moved to Pretoria, a bigger city. There he just went for 7 first-class matches receiving his selection for South Africa thus making his debut in the same match as of AB de Villiers against England
He started his career on the national side in 2004 making his Test debut against England. He went for an impressive inning in the match with his raw pace and stamina after just playing 7 first-class matches but failed out to make a significant impact and got dropped down from the team after 8 wickets in the 3 Test series. He got his comeback opportunity in 2006 for the home series against New Zealand where he picked up 16 wickets in 3 Test matches and tormented Kiwis. In 2007, he felt being sidelined due to his intensity not up to the mark off a fast bowler but he managed to bring out his new version in his second coming against Pakistan. He took 9 wickets of Pakistan and 10 in subsequent match against New Zealand thus nailing his spot in the side. Next year marked his success in figures with scarcely believable 86 wickets in just 14 games in 2008 thus receiving the ICC Player of the Year. His next record came when he became the fastest Protea to 100 Test wickets and ended up with 249 wickets at the end of his 48th match thus becoming second only to Dennis Lilee. In 2010, they beat out India in Nagpur by Steyn summoning the reverse-swing reminiscent of Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis where he took 7 for 51. In 2012, he helped the team to win the Test championship with England and getting placed on the fourth position in South Africa after Pollock, Donald and Ntini to reach the 300 wicket mark as the fastest one. Later, he suffered from three hamstrings strains in 2013 and 2014. He further led the team at the 2015 World Cup but didn’t make the impact. In November 2015, he again suffered from groin strain missing his Test against India followed by rest four-match series. He came back against England but again got a shoulder injury which led his 2015-16 season missing all his ODIs and six Test matches. He further went for breaking the 400 wicket barrier in 2017 by playing in series against Sri Lanka thus receiving the honor of being the leading wicket-taker for South Africa in Test Cricket in 2018. Recently, he was included in the squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup but got ruled out of injury.
• Wisden Leading Cricketer (2013)
• Wisden Cricketer of the Year (2014)
• ICC Test Player of the Year (2008)
He is in marital relationship with Jeanne Kietzmann since 2011.
It is estimated to be around £900 million.