Cricket

Steyn linked to Glamorgan stint

2016-05-10 16:25
Dale Steyn (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Proteas strike bowler Dale Steyn, presently earning little game-time for Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League, may soon turn out for Glamorgan in the UK’s NatWest T20 Blast.

The Phalaborwa Express got social media tongues wagging on Tuesday when he tweeted (@DaleSteyn62): “Any good fishing sports in Glamorgan?”

Soon afterwards, Welsh news website www.walesonline.co.uk reported that he was being linked with plans for a stint with the Cardiff-based county side for the early part of the domestic T20 competition.

Glamorgan will have the services of Australian slingshot Shaun Tait for the later stages of the event, but had a vacancy up front and reportedly also sounded out Steyn’s South African colleagues Morne Morkel and Wayne Parnell for a short-term deal.

But the latter two have been selected for the Proteas’ squad for the one-day international triangular in the Caribbean from early June, featuring them and West Indies and Australia.

Steyn, 32, is supposedly being “rested” from those ODIs by South Africa for the busy Test roster facing them from late August, when New Zealand visit our shores for two spring contests.

But he has been notably short of bowling activity, mostly for injury-related reasons, during 2016 and any opportunity for him to get into some sort of groove for the premier format would probably be welcomed by the Proteas hierarchy.

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