Melbourne Stars signs Dale Steyn for BBL season six

first_img Asian News International MelbourneOctober 8, 2019UPDATED: October 8, 2019 19:17 IST Dale Steyn in action during an IPL 2015 match. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDale Steyn signed a deal with the Big Bash League franchise Melbourne StarsMelbourne Stars will start their BBL campaign against Brisbane Heat at Queensland on December 20Steyn had been on the Stars wishlist and he joins fellow South Africans AB de Villiers and Chris Morris in the BBLSouth Africa pacer Dale Steyn signed a deal with the Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Melbourne Stars on Tuesday for the upcoming sixth edition.Steyn had been on the Stars wishlist and he joins fellow South Africans AB de Villiers and Chris Morris in the BBL after de Villiers signed with the Brisbane Heat and Morris with the Sydney Thunder. Steyn joins Nepal legspinner Sandeep Lamichhane as the Stars’ second overseas signing.”It’s something that I’ve wanted to do for a while, play Big Bash. Unfortunately representing the Proteas for the bulk of my career over Christmas time we’ve always got Test matches on, the Boxing Day and New Year’s Test matches. So I haven’t been available. But since retiring from Test cricket, it’s opened up a little window for me while the Proteas play red-ball cricket,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Steyn as saying.Steyn hasn’t played since he injured his shoulder in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in April and he was ruled out of the ICC World Cup shortly after it began. He is currently preparing to play for Cape Town Blitz in the Mzansi Super League, which begins in November.The 36-year-old announced his retirement from the longest format of the game on August 5 this year to focus on limited-overs cricket. Steyn had played 125 ODIs for Proteas in which he scalped 196 wickets with the best figure of 6/39. He also featured in 44 T20Is and bagged 61 wickets with an economy of 6.79.”The biggest relief off my shoulders was when I retired from Test cricket and I knew I didn’t have to bowl 40 overs in a Test anymore. It was amazing. All the training that I’m currently doing right now, it’s to bowl only 24 balls. When I put that into comparison to what I’ve done over the last 15 years of my career it really is pretty easy,” Steyn said.advertisementMelbourne Stars will start their BBL campaign against Brisbane Heat at Queensland on December 20.Also Read | We always make a comeback: SA skipper Faf du Plessis ahead of Pune TestAlso Read | South Africans were hesitant to Shami’s kind of bowling in 2nd innings of Vizag Test: Bharat ArunAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Dale SteynFollow Melbourne StarsFollow Big Bash League Melbourne Stars signs Dale Steyn for BBL season sixSouth Africa legend Dale Steyn joins countryman AB de Villiers in signing BBL deal, joining Melbourne Stars for the start of the season.advertisement Nextlast_img

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