Dale Steyn has not fully recovered from shoulder injury sustained against Australia last year in November. The premier fast bowler had a surgery on his shoulder as he is currently going through rehabilitation process to make sure he gets fit in time for the home season in September.
South Africa’s ace pacer was initially supposed to play for South Africa A side but was sidelined from the contest. South Africa is currently on tour to England as they will play four Tests, three odis and three T20s as the first limited overs game will be played on 24th May at Headingley Cricket Ground.
Dale Steyn speaking to the press during Cricket South Africa Annual Awards Dinner stated that his recovery is going according to the plan. He is doing a lot of running, gym work but has yet to bowl after having surgery on his shoulder. He said that he is hopeful he will make his return to international cricket with the home series against Bangladesh in the month of September. He will play some cricket for South Africa A side before Bangladesh series.
South Africa has done well without Dale Steyn and should perform well against England in four-match series as Kagiso Rabada has set the world alight with his masterclass bowling and has been leader of the South African bowling attack across all three formats. Vernon Philander, Morne Morkel and Wayne Parnell have done a decent job with the ball in hand.