Dale Steyn Biography

Dale Steyn Short Biography:

Dale Steyn South Africa Cricket Player
Dale Steyn South Africa Cricket Player

QUICK FACTS About Dale Steyn

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Dale Steyn is a South African cricket player, who is representing South Africa in all formats of cricket. Steyn also represents Cape Cobras club in domestic cricket of South Africa. He is playing the role of the fast bowler for his teams. Steyn bowling Avg. speed is 145-148 KM/H, he maintaining his speed consistently. He has been held many records in different formats of cricket; he set the record of fastest 100 wickets in test matches for South Africa on 2008. He has been awarded “ICC TEST CRICKETER OF THE YEAR” as he took 78 wickets just an Avg. of 16.24 on the year 2007-08. Steyn also holds “WIS-DEN CRICKETERS OF THE YEAR” and also the “WIS-DEN LEADING CRICKETER IN THE WORLD” award in 2013. Steyn also become dominated bowler in all around the world and holds always in top 5 bowlers ranking in test cricket. Dale Steyn also achieved number one ranking in test cricket many times. The South African former senior bowler Allan Donald stated about him that, Steyn is the best bowler produced by South Africa ever. He is playing a great role with Morne Morkel in keeping South Africa best bowling attack in the world.

Early Life of Dale Steyn:

Dale Steyn Childhood photo
Dale Steyn Childhood

Dale Steyn born in a small town of South Africa named Phalaborwa. Energetic and strong Daley Steyn grew up in a natural enrich environment, which assisted him to drawn to sports. In his early age, he involved in activities like skateboarding and fishing. He started playing cricket at the age of 11 and he was exceptional in his bowling. Dale Steyn became the part of his high school cricket team. At the start, people start fearing him that how can you be the part of an international cricket team as you belong to a very small town. But his exceptional right-arm pace bowling got amazed everybody and he made his place in first class cricket of South Africa.

Domestic Career of Dale Steyn:

Domestic career of dale steyn
Domestic career of dale Steyn

He made first-class cricket debut for Northern s Cricket club of South Africa at the end of 2003. Although, Steyn just played two first-class matches, but he remained successful to making his place in the international squad of South Africa cricket team. Dale Steyn made the debut of test cricket a series against England, in which he played three matches. Steyn first series was disappointed for him as he wasn’t able to impress with bowling. He got dropped from South African National squad for a year. Steyn came back strongly in National squad after having an opportunity in test series against New Zealand. After that series, he cemented his place in National Cricket team of South Africa and he is now the permanent member of the team.

International Career of Dale Steyn:

Test Match Debut of Dale Steyn:

Domestic Career of Dale Steyn
Domestic Career of Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn started his international cricket career in a home test series against England. Steyn made his international debut in December 2004 against the England in home series. Dale took the first wicket of the international career with a fast delivery to Marcus Trescothick. Steyn performance in that match was mind blowing by taking 8 wickets with an Avg. of 52.

One Day International Debut of Dale Steyn:

dale-steyn ODI debut
dale-steyn ODI debut

Dale Steyn made one-day international cricket debut in Afro-Asia Cup on August 2005. In Afro-Asia cup, Steyn bowled last over for African Eleven and took the last wicket of Ashish Nehra, which led to the victory of African XI team by just 2 runs.

Dale Steyn in ICC WORLD CUP 2011:

Dale Steyn best figure:
Dale Steyn got career best figure in ODIS by taking 5 wickets playing against India in 2011 world cup.
He spoiled Indian batting line up with his pace in-swing bowling.
Dale Steyn IPL Auction 2011:
Dale Steyn was included in the few players of IPL who got more than a million dollars in auction. Steyn was considered for the” Deccan Charges for $ 1.2 million”.

Bowling and Playing style of Dale Steyn:

Dale Steyn Bowling Style and Action
Dale Steyn Bowling Style and Action

Dale Steyn is a furious right arm fast bowler having the capability of bowling at the pace more than 150 km/h. Steyn often bowls with the new ball generating the pace with in-swing control making batsman in trouble. Steyn also bowls in the middle of the innings as he has the capability of reverse swing with the older bowl. Sometime Steyn shows furious styles after taking the wicket. Steyn stated that “he wants to be the quickest bowler in the world”. He also considered being the good hitter of the bowl at the end of the inning.


Achievements and Records of Steyn:

Five-Wickets in Test Matches:

Dale Steyn took 25 times 5 wickets overall his career in test matches. Steyn took 5 wickets against every team in the world.  here is the list

Ten wickets in Test Matches:

Steyn took 5 times ten wickets in a test match. Steyn best figure is against Pakistan by taking 11 wickets in a match on the cost 61 runs. I have listed all that 5 wickets against the countries in this short biography.
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Man of the Match Awards in Test Matches:

Steyn held 6-times man of the match award in test matches.

Man of the series Awards in Test Matches:

Steyn has been taken the man of the series award 3 times through all his career.
Here are few more achievements I would like to mention in this biography of Dale Steyn.
Steyn also played a vital role in the bowling side of the South African team in his career as he was the most wicket taker bowler for South Africa during the years:
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Career Best performance in T20:

Dale Steyn made the best performance in T20 against West Indies in 2007 at Port Elizabeth by dominating the batting of Indies. Steyn took 4 wickets, costing 9 runs.

Dale Steyn Partner or GF:

 Jeanne Kietzmann Dale Steyn Partner
Jeanne Kietzmann Dale Steyn Partner

Dale Steyn is in a relation with Jeanne Kietzmann since 2007. Jeanne Kietzmann stated, that she is so lucky to be the partner of Dale Steyn. Steyn said in Mid-Day, that its very hard for any sportsman to be away from family. Talking about his Partner Jeanne, Steyn told, that he loves her and want to spend most of his time with Jeanne. Steyn also mostly keeps his friends and family members with him in the fields whenever he is at practice. After few days I will also publish the short biography of Dale Steyn Partner Jeanne Kietzmann, so keep in touch with WhoIsBiography.


dale steyn with partner jeanne
dale Steyn with partner Jeanne
Dale Steyn and Jeanne
Dale Steyn and Jeanne

Dale Steyn House:

Dale Steyn House
Dale Steyn Home

Dale Steyn Car:

Steyn uses different companies cars and other vehicles, but he loves to have AMAROK

Dale Steyn Car
Dale Steyn Car

Dale Steyn Pets:

Steyn has various kind of pets at his home like kittens, puppies, and other birds. But he fond of dogs very much, on numerous occasions Steyn found with his dogs even at the practice session in the field.

Pets of Dale Steyn
Pets of Dale Steyn

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