ICC Champions Trophy

Injury rules out Dale Steyn

2013-06-19 10:59
Dale Steyn (AFP Photo)

Faf previews England

2013-06-19 08:54

Watch Faf du Plessis talk about the Proteas' semi-final against England.

London - According to The Cape Times website, Proteas spearhead Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the ICC Champions Trophy semi-final against England at The Oval.

Steyn failed a late fitness test after he sustained a hip-muscle strain.

Steyn has struggled with injuries during the tournament, suffering a side strain in a warm-up game against Pakistan that ruled him out of the first two games of the tournament.

Steyn was instrumental in the Proteas beating the West Indies in Cardiff when he bowled Marlon Samuels to bring South Africa back into the game.

Steyn is another blow to a South African pace attack that has already lost frontline bowler Morne Morkel.

Captain AB de Villiers said despite the setbacks, he still believed South Africa had what it takes to beat England.

“Not having him in the side will be big for us, but then again, like I said, we’re playing good cricket and we’re confident we can beat England without Dale,” De Villiers said.

Steyn will be replaced by Rory Kleinveldt.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Match Result

Who do you see winning the eight-team 2017 ICC Champions Trophy tournament in England and Wales?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.