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Glamorgan sign Dale Steyn for NatWest T20 Blast

Glamorgan signup Dale Steyn for NatWest T20 Blast
Dale Steyn played just one game in the ongoing IPL.
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South African speedster Dale Steyn has been signed up by Glamorgan for the upcoming season of the NatWest Twenty20 Blast.

Steyn, who has been rested by the South African selectors for the ODI tri-series in the Caribbean against Australia and the West Indies is currently playing for Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

If Gujarat Lions qualify for the play-offs and subsequently for the final, Steyn may miss Glamorgan's opening Blast fixture against Surrey on 26th May.

The 32-year-old feels that playing in the NatWest T20 Blast will get him enough overs under his belt to be ready for the Test season later this year.

Furthermore, Steyn is keen to put his best foot forward and help Glamorgan qualify for the quarter-finals of the NatWest T20 Blast.

"The timing of this opportunity is ideal and there is no better way to prepare than playing in the IPL," Steyn said.

"I know that Jacques [Rudolph, the Glamorgan captain] and the rest of the team have set an initial target of qualifying for the quarter-finals and I will do all that I can to give the team the best possible start.

"It’s also a valuable opportunity to get some overs under the belt in the lead up to the SA Test series in a controlled T20 environment."

In the ongoing IPL, the Gujarat Lions have played 13 matches so far and won eight games but Steyn has featured in just the one match, against Sunrisers Hyderabad on 21st April.

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