Cricket World Player of the Week – Dale Steyn South Africa

Cricket World Player of the Week – Dale Steyn South Africa
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South Africa bowler Dale Steyn is this week’s Cricket World Player of the Week.

Dale Steyn became South Africa’s highest Test wicket taker when on the first day of the series against Pakistan, Steyn, who has been plagued by injury for the last three years, had opener Fakhar Zaman (12) caught at second slip to move to 422 Test wickets, to ahead of Shaun Pollock on South Africa's.

It took Steyn 89 Tests to reach that mark, 19 fewer than his former team-mate, and his strike rate of a wicket every 42.1 balls is only bettered among current players by compatriot Kagiso Rabada (39.2).

What is more remarkable is that he could have had a lot more wickets but for shoulder, foot and groin injuries that have restricted him to just seven Tests in the last three years.

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