Steyn ruled out of third Test

Dale Steyn will again be on the sidelines © Getty Images

Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the third Test against England at the Wanderers due to the shoulder injury he sustained during the opening match of the series in Durban.

There had been encouraging updates about Steyn’s fitness during the Newlands Test but doubts over his recovery came when he was ruled “50-50” at the conclusion of that match and required a second opinion from another specialist on the injury.

It continues a significant run of problems for Steyn, who has 406 wickets in 82 Tests, but South Africa coach Russell Domingo did not believe it pointed to a bleaker long-term future.

“I don’t think it’s the end of Dale Steyn,” he said. “All players will experience some sort of niggles. He is a great athelete. He is as fit as they can come. We know he is a great bowler. He is the best bowler in the world. We haven’t had him since the first Test in India tour and that has been disappointing.”

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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