South African fast bowler Dale Steyn has recently announced his retirement from Test cricket in order to prolong his career in the limited-overs. After he made a move from the Test cricket, he was not picked for the South Africa tour to India which includes three T20’s.
Dale Steyn is likely to join Melbourne Stars for the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League in Australia. Steyn has made 439 wickets in 93 matches with best bowling figures of 7/51. He currently has 196 ODI wickets from 125 matches and 61 wickets in 44 encounters.
As per reports, the Melbourne based franchise-Melbourne Stars are close to signing with the pacer and negotiations are still going on. Steyn’s pay has made an issue as he is set to play in the Bangladesh Premier League as well.
If Steyn signs the league then he is going to miss a huge part of the competition, despite his desire to play the last six games for the team. Further, BBL will run from December 17 to February 8 this year with one week shorter than last season.
Moreover, Dale Steyn might go with ODI series at home against England and the problem over his place in the national side has led to the pacer looking for T20 deals all over the world. Steyn missed the ICC World Cup 2019 after failing to recover from a shoulder problem that he suffered during the IPL 2019. Further, Steyn’s inclusion will also be a massive marketing boost for the BBL and host broadcaster considering his craze across the globe.