Veteran pacer Dale Steyn has turn out to be the main wicket-taker for South Africa in T20 internationals. Steyn achieved the feat throughout the opening T20I of the three-match collection towards England performed on the Buffalo Park which the Proteas gained by one run.
Through the third over of England’s run-chase of 178, Steyn obtained the wicket of Jos Buttler and within the course of 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 within the checklist of main Proteas wicket-takers is Morne Morkel with 46 wickets.
Total, Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga is the main wicket-taker in T20I cricket with 106 wickets to his title. He’s adopted by Shahid Afrid (96), Shakib al Hasan (92) and Umar Gul (85).
Steyn already holds the report for being South Africa’s main wicket-taker in Take a look at cricket. The best-arm quick bowler has 439 wickets to his title in 93 Exams. In 145 ODIs, he has scalped 196 wickets.
On Sunday, the 36-year-old was enjoying his first match for South Africa in nearly a 12 months. Steyn has had fixed run-ins with accidents over the previous couple of years, particularly after a career-threatening shoulder harm throughout South Africa’s tour of Australia in November 2016. Since then, he has featured in simply eight Exams, 9 ODIs and three T20Is.
He has already expressed his need to characteristic on this 12 months’s T20 World Cup, feeling his expertise of 15 years in worldwide cricket can turn out to be useful to steer the Proteas quicks in Australia.