Dale Steyn Wiki Biography: Dale Willem Steyn particularly known by the name Dale Steyn is a South African Cricketer who is regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time. He was born in Phalaborwa City in South Africa.
Steyn saw many ups and downs in the early phase of his cricketing career. He made his first-class debut for Northerns currently known as Titans on 17th October 2003. He didn’t make much impact in the initial phase of his career but his consecutive good performances in 2004/2005, earned him a Test Call in South African Test Team for the England tour.
Dale also plays IPL and was signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore team in 2008 for the inaugural season of IPL. He has consistently appeared in IPL for different franchises over the years.
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|Full Name||Dale Willem Steyn|
|Date Of Birth||June 27, 1983|
|Birth Place||Phalaborwa, South Africa|
|Batting||Right Hand Batsman|
|Bowling||Right Hand Fast Bowler|
- Dale Steyn made his first-class debut in 2003 for Northerns team but didn’t play much, playing only 2 first class games there in the first season.
- He came back strong in 2004/05 season and made an impact by his strong performances which made selectors to consider him for England Tour and he was subsequently selected in the test squad for England Tour.
- Steyn also went to play in England for Essex but he didn’t make great impact there.
- He returned to domestic cricket after playing for Essex and made an excellent impact in the season 2005/06 which earned him a recall in the Test Squad for New Zealand series. This time Steyn grabbed this opportunity and cemented his position in the national test team.
- After this Steyn started to play for South Africa’s National Test Team regularly despite of just played only a few matches for his domestic team.
- Dale made his ODI debut in 2005 but his peak point came in 2007 and cemented his place in the ODI team in 2007.
- He then went to England to play for Warwickshire in 2007 and made a huge impact by claiming 23 Wickets in 7 matches at an average of 25.86.
- Dale even played in the 50 Overs Friends Provident Trophy Tournament and also finished as the leading wicket taker in the tournament. After this he regularly played for South Africa’s ODI team.
- Then in the year 2019, Steyn took retirement from Test cricket to completely focus on limited overs cricket. He played his last test match on 21st February 2019 against Sri Lanka.
- On 31 August 2021,Steyn took retirement from all the remaining formats of the game and left his fans shocked and he played his last game in 2019 IPL.
- Dale Steyn was bought by the RCB franchise for the inaugural season of IPL in 2008. He was part of RCB’s squad till 2010 and then he was bought by Deccan Chargers in $1.2 million for the 2011 IPL season.
- He played for consecutive 2 seasons with Deccan Chargers in 2011 and 2012.
- Then Steyn was signed by Sunrisers Hyderabad for three seasons from 2013 to 2015.
- Dale has also played for Gujarat Lions for one season in 2016.
- Dale Steyn is currently the part of RCB Squad. He joined RCB Squad in 2019.
Dale Steyn Age, Height, Weight
Dale Steyn’s age is 38 years. His height is 5 feet 10.5 inches and his weight is 80 kgs. His eyes and hairs colors are Light Brown and Dark Brown respectively.
|Height||In feet- 5 feet 10.5 inch|
In centimeter- 179.07
|Weight||In kilogram- 80 kg|
In Pound- 180.7 lbs
|Age in 2020||38 Years|
|Eye Colour||Light Brown|
|Hair Colour||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||8 UK|
Dale Steyn’s Family
Dale Steyn was born on June 27, 1983, in Phalaborwa City of South Africa. His father’s name is Willem Steyn. The name of his mother is still unknown to Media. He also has a Younger Sister named Kerry Young.
Dale Steyn is Married. He is married to South African Actress Jeanne Kietzmann. They were in a relationship and dating each other before getting married. Jeanne is also a fashion design graduate and a professional model.
- Dale Steyn’s favourite cricketer is Wasim Akram.
- He loves skateboarding.
- Steyn’s favourite actor is Adam Sandler.
- He also likes fishing.
Dale Steyn’s Net Worth
|Net Worth||USD 10.5 Million|
|Does Dale Steyn consume Alcohol?||Yes|
|Does Steyn smoke Cigarettes?||No|
|Can Dale Swim?||Yes|
|Is Steyn a Yoga Practitioner?||No|
|Is Steyn a Jogger?||Yes|
|Hobbies||Travelling and Fishing|
|Sports||Cricket and Skateboarding|