Proteas

Steyn Proteas' most expensive in India

2016-03-30 14:21
Dale Steyn (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Despite having played in just two matches at the tournament, Dale Steyn was the most expensive of the Proteas bowlers at the ICC World Twenty20. 

According to the Cricinfo website, Steyn was hit for 0/35 in his two overs against England in a spell that cost him his place for the next two matches. 

He improved to 1/31 (4) in the dead-rubber against Sri Lanka, but the 66 runs he went for in his six overs at the tournament left him with an economy rate of 11.33 - worse than any other South African bowler. 

Kagiso Rabada, somewhat surprisingly, was the next most expensive having shipped 125 runs in 11.4 overs at 10.71 per over. 

The best of the bunch was Farhaan Behardien, who went for 5 an over - but he only bowled in the Sri Lanka game (2/15 in 3). 

The standout meaningful performer, as expected, was Imran Tahir. 

The leg-spinner was the only South African to bowl his full quota of overs in each of the four matches and he finished with tournament figures of 6/83 (16) at just 5.18 to the over. 

South Africa's leading wicket-taker at the tournament was Kyle Abbott, with 7, while the Dolphins quick went for 8.14 to the over. 

Chris Morris went at 8.9 per over, while David Wiese conceded an average of 8.22 per over.

 

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