Dale Steyn makes a comeback to the Protea test squad

Dale Steyn makes a comeback to the Protea test squad

- Steyn is back after sustaining an injury and is set to rejoin the national test team as they prepare to face off with Sri Lanka in next month's test cricket tournament

- The bowler, who is turning 35 next month, has been given the chance to overtake the long-standing record for most wickets taken in a test, a record still held by Shaun Pollock

- The Proteas team has been announced and a few eyebrows have been raised, but selection convenor Linda Zondi says that it is a well-rounded team

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Dale Steyn is back in the game and will face the Sri Lankan team alongside his Protea team mates in July. Briefly.co.za gathers that the reason for his absence since January was because of a heel injury. He has recovered, however and has been chosen for the test team.

IOL Sport reports that Steyn is currently preparing for the imminent face-off with Sri Lanka by playing at English county Hampshire.

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Steyn's return to test cricket has given him a golden opportunity. He may be able to surpass the record for most wickets in a test. He is currently on 417. The number to beat is 421, currently still held by former Proteas captain Shaun Pollock.

Another player who has returned after a leave of absence due to injury is Kagiso Rabada. He is clearly a favorite among fans and his return is welcomed, Briefly.co.za has heard.

Linda Zondi has commented to TimesLIVE about the selection. "A key factor in our selection process was to cover all our bases and all possible conditions that we may encounter in Sri Lanka."

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The complete team is as follows: Faf du Plessis (as captain), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Theunis de Bruyn, Dean Elgar, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Lungi Ngidi, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Shaun von Berg.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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