Dale Steyn looked lackluster in the recent one-day series against Australia played at home. It will certainly now be a different game altogether as he gears up for red ball cricket on his last tour to Australia. He would certainly be preparing himself to be in the best possible shape for what could be his last hurrah on the tour Down Under this time around.
The premier fast bowler will hold the key to his side’s chances of doing well in Australia due to his experience in these conditions. The young firebrand Kagiso Rabada is going to Australia for the first time and is set to receive a fair of amount of verbals from the opposition and crowds in Australia.
South Africa come into the series after inflicting a 5-0 whitewash on the same opposition in the white-ball format. The visitors will now tour Australia as the first game will be played at the WACA, Perth.Steven Smith and David Warner are all set to lead the side to put in some good performances against a decent South African unit. Faf du Plessis, who is the captain of the South African side, has stated that the Test matches will be totally different and he expects a tough contest between the two sides.
Du Plessis also stated that he is hopeful that Steyn will remain fit for the series after showing signs of discomfort in his shoulder in the one-day games against Australia.He admitted, though, that Steyn’s fitness would be crucial for the side’s chances on the tour. The premier fast bowler has 416 wickets to his name and at the age of 33, this surely is going to be his last tour to Australia.