Caribbean Premier League Jamaica Tallawahs have named South African fast bowler Dale Steyn to replace Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga, who has been ruled out of the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL) through knee injury. Dale Steyn is the sixth South African cricketer to be play in the third season of the CPL. He had played T20 cricket from nay teams across the globe and is currently serving the Gujarat Lions side in the IPL 2016.
Dale Steyn said, “It is a great privilege to feature in the CPL for the first time and I am proud and delighted to sign up for the Jamaica Tallawahs for the forthcoming CPL season. There are some outstanding world-class players signed up across all six teams and I’m looking forward to playing against some of my great friends and team-mates, amongst them Hashim Amla, AB (de Villiers), Faf (du Plessis), David Miller and Morne (Morkel) this summer. It will certainly add a nice bit of spice to the mix.”
Dale Steyn will join overseas stars Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara and Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib-al-Hasan, along with West Indies batsman Chris Gayle and AndrÈ Russell, forming a squad for this season’s Caribbean Premier League.
Dale Steyn is likely to be in the region from June 3, with South Africa, Australia and West Indies scheduled to play an ODI tri-series.
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