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Dale Steyn All Geared Up To Feature In Mzansi Super League
By CricShots - Nov 14, 2018 6:02 pm
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The veteran South African fast bowler Dale Steyn is heading home ahead of the one-off T20I against Australia on Saturday, as he has been released to play in the inaugural season of the Mzansi Super League (MSL). He was at his exceptional best during South Africa’s 2-1 ODI series win against Australia, taking seven wickets at an average of 13.42 and economy rate of 3.38 in 27 overs. He last played a T20I in March 2016.

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Dale Steyn made his ODI comeback against Zimbabwe

Steyn is injury-free and is expected to slot into his new T20 franchise Cape Town Blitz’s campaign as the Mzansi Super League which is scheduled to commence later this week.

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Blitz face Tshwane Spartans led by AB de Villiers at Newlands on Friday, but whether Steyn plays that game is still under doubt, given the time needed to travel from Australia to South Africa. The franchise’s second match is on Sunday versus Durban Heat and there are certain chances that the pacer play that game.

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Dale Steyn practiced hard for a comeback

Last month, after a gap of almost two,  Steyn made his ODI comeback when South Africa was playing against Zimbabwe in the second ODI of the three-match ODI series at Mangaung Oval (Bloemfontein), which the Proteas won by 3-0 margin.

Recently, Afghanistan star leg-spinner Rashid Khan shared his excitement of featuring in the inaugural edition of the South African T20 franchise league – Mzansi Super League, starting on November 16. He said, “I am so excited to be playing in the first edition of the Mzansi Super League. I have never played cricket in South Africa before and I have only heard great things. South Africans are passionate about cricket and I am looking forward to experiencing a new country and culture.”