Fit-again Steyn ready for Australian challenge

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Johannesburg, Feb.28 (ANI): South African pace spearhead Dale Steyn, who was sidelined nearly for two months due to shoulder injury, has declared himself fit and insisted that he is ready to take on Australia in the forthcoming T20 series against Australia.

The 32-year-old, who claimed five wickets in his return to competitive cricket for Western Province Cricket Club on Saturday, said that he had been fine for the last three weeks.

“All the talk about the injury can take a sideline – I’ve been fine for the last three weeks, and that’s why I’m playing today. If I was injured, I wouldn’t be playing today. So, ready to take on the Aussies and everything should be fine,” Steyn was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

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He missed six out of South Africa’s last eight Tests, having also suffered a groin injury on the preceding tour of India. He was also forced to sit out of the limited-overs matches against England.

South Africa will play a three-match T20 series against Australia beginning on March 4 before travelling to India for the World T20. (ANI)

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