|DOB||27 June 1983|
He is quick, accurate and can swing the ball both ways. In other words, Dale Steyn is a batsman’s worst nightmare. He is the top-ranked bowler in Test cricket and one of the main reasons why South Africa are the No.1 Test team in the world. A fierce competitor on the cricket field – he once said that he loves cricket because it is the only profession in which he can legally knock off a batsman’s head with a leather ball – Steyn is a charming and friendly boy next door off it. The menacing Proteas pacer was part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore for the first three IPL seasons before the Deccan Chargers signed him in 2011. He was instrumental in the Sunrisers Hyderabad making the Playoffs last year as he picked up 19 wickets while maintaining a sub-six economy rate during IPL 2013. “Deadly Dale,” “Steyn Remover” and “Steyn Gun” are just some of the fitting epithets given to one of the biggest impact players in the game.