South African pacer Dale Steyn is ready to take on Australia just ahead of World T20 2016.
Dale Steyn was suffering a shoulder injury for nearly two months. But at present, he claimed that he is fit and ready to take on Australia in a 3-match T20I series beginning Friday.
Steyn told South African newspaper Independent Media on Sunday, “I will be fine to play against Australia.”
He added, “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.”
Steyn was suffering from several injuries since India tour in late 2015. During the India tour, Steyn suffered a lingering groin injury while he was suffering from a shoulder injury during the recently concluded home series against England.
But Steyn is now fit, as he proved it with his recent performance in domestic cricket. On Saturday, he took 5 wickets for 13 runs in 10 overs for Western Province Cricket Club. That performance will be a moral boost for the Proteas.
Just after the three-match T20I series against Australia at home, South Africa will play World T20 in India. They will begin their WT20 campaign against England in Mumbai on 18th March.