Dale Steyn to have a stint with HampshireLast updated on Apr 01, 2018, 08:40 pm
South Africa veteran pacer Dale Steyn is looking for a desperate return to the national team after not being part of the side in the past two seasons due to injuries.
The 34-year-old has decided to play for county side Hampshire in June to regain the sharpness.
He was last seen in the first Test against India in January before injury stalled him.
Steyn eyes return
Steyn hopeful after recent injury set-back
Steyn missed the ongoing Test series against Australia after suffering a heel injury against India in January.
The same injury was the reason he missed the bulk of the Tests against India.
With South Africa's next Test series being against Sri Lanka in July-August, Steyn is eyeing a return to the team.
He feels that the Hampshire county stint could help him largely.
Record in sight for Steyn
By now, Steyn could have become the highest wicket-taker for South Africa. He is second in the Test list just two behind Shaun Pollock (421). A successful county stint and Morne Morkel's retirement that opens a place could help Steyn achieve the record against Lanka.
Steyn's timeline of injuries
December 2009: Steyn suffered a hamstring injury on his right leg.
November 2015: Groin strain in the series against India.
Months later he had shoulder spasm against England.
November 2016: Fractured right shoulder against Australia.
From there on he went on to miss game time for the Proteas till December 2017.
He made a comeback against Zimbabwe before another heel injury hurt his comeback.