Steyn confident of fitness after successful domestic return

Steyn confident of fitness after successful domestic return
Dale Steyn missed most part of the series against India and England due to injury.
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South African pace spearhead Dale Steyn is confident that he has put his injury troubles behind him after having made a successful return to domestic cricket for the Western Province Cricket Club.

Playing against the St Augustine Cricket Club, Steyn bowled five overs in the first innings and conceded just two runs while picking up three wickets.

In the second innings, Steyn returned figures of two wickets for 11 runs after five overs while accounting for both the opposition openers.

Over the last few months, Steyn has been sidelined in the tour of India with a groin injury while a shoulder injury kept him out of action during the home series against England.

Over the last few months, Steyn has been side-lined in the tour of India with a groin injury while a shoulder injury kept him out of action during the home series against England.

Speaking about his progress, Steyn stated that he has been fit for nearly three weeks and is eager to play in the upcoming three-match Twenty20 International series against Australia in March.

"I will be fine to play against Australia," Steyn told Independent Media before the start of the club game.

"All the talk about the injury can take a sideline - I've been fine for the last three weeks, and that's why I'm playing today.

“If I was injured, I wouldn't be playing today.

“So, ready to take on the Aussies and everything should be fine.”

Between 4th and 9th March, South Africa and Australia will play three T20Is in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Down before travelling to India for the 2016 ICC World T20.

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