Dale Steyn returns to Multiply Titans ahead of the 2017/18 season
Steyn has decided to return to his old team, Multiply Titans after a stint with the Cape Cobras which began in 2010.
Published - Aug 18, 2017 9:17 pm | Updated - Aug 18, 2017 9:17 pm
Dale Steyn, who recently announced his return to cricket after being out of action since the last November, is now set to feature for a new team in the upcoming South African domestic season. Steyn has decided to return to his old team, Multiply Titans after a stint with the Cape Cobras which began in 2010.
The pacer last took the field in last November 2016 during the tour of Australia, where he suffered a shoulder injury which put him out of cricketing action till date. Steyn is currently eying to feature in the busy home season involving Bangladesh, India, and Australia. The veteran pacer will now be aiming to return to rhythm after having a hit in the domestic circuit.
Steyn began his career way back in the 2003/04 season with the Titans before becoming one of the greatest bowlers to grace the sport. He featured in 21 first-class games, 23 List A matches and 15 Twenty20s for the Titans before he made a shift to Cape Cobras in 2010.
“It was an easy decision for me,” said Steyn about his return to his old franchise. “The luxury of playing for South Africa is that you get to nominate which franchise you want to play for.” He added.
“The Titans laid down the platform for where I am now. I think the most important thing that I learnt at the Titans were the basics and it is something I still go back to every time I play international cricket. It was a great place to start playing cricket and it’s going to be a great place to go back to.” Steyn was quoted on Titans’ official website.
Memories with the Centurion ground
SuperSport Park in Centurion is the home ground of the Titans where the Steyn gun has an amazing record. The 34-year-old has picked 56 wickets in Test cricket at this venue at an impressive average of 17.14 in just 9 games. In professional cricket, this is the only venue where Steyn has bagged over 100 wickets. The South African pacer has picked up a total of 111 wickets in his career at the Centurion.
“I played some of my best cricket at SuperSport Park. When you go into that change room and you look at those honours boards, you’ll see my name a couple of times on the five-wicket haul list. I walk in there and I feel at home. I am really looking forward to going back.” Steyn spoke about his memories with the Centurion.