Thursday 6 June 2013 

South Africa Optimistic Of Dale Steyn Recovery

South Africa have chosen to rest Dale Steyn in today's ICC Champions Trophy 2013 opener against India and are confident he will be fit in time for their second game, against Pakistan on 10th June. Steyn left the field after bowling just five overs during his side's warm-up defeat to Pakistan, a match which also saw Robin Peterson struck on the foot while batting. "Generally side strains, especially in fast bowlers, can be tricky in the sense that they need to be completely symptom free before any bowling is attempted," South Africa team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee explained. "Although Dale has improved significantly, we decided not to risk him for today's match bearing in mind the quick turnaround of matches in this tournament. "With all things being equal, we are hopeful of him being ready for the second match in Edgbaston." South Africa won the toss and decided to bowl first against India. For the latest scores, click here. © Cricket World 2013

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