Dale Steyn is ruled out for six months after undergoing shoulder injury at Cape Town.The fast bowler had to bear a frustrating period after being out of the shoulder problems on three occasions. The injury in the first test against Australia at Perth was much severe as MRI scans revealed fracture in his bone on his right shoulder. The bowler has played only five tests since last one and half years citing various injuries but South African team manager Mohammad Moosajee said that he will at least be out for six months before he can start to bowl at full pace.
Steyn is just five short of Shaun Pollock 421 wickets and was tipped to be highest wicket taker in Test Cricket for South Africa. He did earlier suffer a hairline fracture against England in the first test at Durban. He did make his return in WorldT20 for South Africa and made a successful return to test cricket against New Zealand with eight wickets in the game at Centurion. He now has 417 tests to his name at a staggering average of 22.30.
The fast bowler is slated to be back in action for the tour of England that will see South Africa participate four test match series.The bowler could also be in the mix for the squad for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 held in England.Cricketing fans will be hoping that Steyn would be able make a comeback to an international stage at some point in 2017.