Dale Willem Steyn
(South Africa Cricketer)

Dale Steyn
Nickname:Steyn Gun, Steyn Remover, Phalaborwa Express, Hoolio
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.):5’10”
Weight (approx.):80 Kg
Eye Colour:Light Brown
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Tattoos:proteas and koi fish on left shoulder
Personal Life
Date of Birth:27 June 1983
Age (as on 2018):34 years
Birth Place:Transvaal Province, South Africa
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:Cancer
Nationality:South African
School:Merensky High School, Tzaneen
Educational Qualifications:High School
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Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test:17 December 2004 v England
ODI:17 August 2005 v Asia XI


Jersey Number:#8 Sunrisers Hyderabad, #8 Cape Cobras, #8 Brisbane Heat, #1 Brisbane Heat
Domestic/State Team:Cape Cobras, Deccan Chargers, Essex, Gujarat Lions, Jamaica Tallawahs, Northerns, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Titans, Warwickshire
Nature on field:Aggressive out-and-out fast bowler
Likes to play against:NA
  • Amongst bowlers who have bowled a minimum of 10,000 deliveries in Tests, Steyn has the best bowling strike rate of all time.
  • Steyn is the only fast bowler who has taken five-wicket haul against all test playing nations.
  • Steyn is the fastest South African to reach 200 wickets in Test matches for which he took 39 matches.
  • Steyn is the fastest player to take 400 Test wickets, basis the balls bowled.
  • Steyn is the most productive Test #10, he has scored the most number of test runs when batting at number 10 position (502) and is the only no. 10 batsman to exceed 500+ test runs.
  • Steyn dominated the number one spot in the ICC test rankings during the peak of his career, for a record 263 weeks between 2008 and 2014. Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan sits next on the list with 214 weeks.
Hobbies:Bass fishing, Skateboarding
Favourite Batsmen:AB de Villiers, Kumar Sangakkara
Favourite Bowlers:NA
Favourite Cricket Ground:NA
Favourite sports personalities:NA
Favourite Food:NA
Favourite Actors:NA
Favourite Films:NA
Favourite Musicians/Singers:NA
Favourite Destinations:NA
Style Quotient
Cars Collection:NA
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status:Married
Wife/Spouse:Jeanne Kietzmann

Marriage Date:NA
Net Worth:$11.2 million
Salary:123181 USD
IPL earnings:$2 million
Awards and recognitions
  • Steyn was rewarded with the prestigious ICC 2008 Test Cricketer of the Year Award.
  • Steyn was named one of the Wisden’s cricketers of the year in 2013.
  • Steyn was named Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for the year 2013 in 2014 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.

Michael Clarke and Steyn were involved in an on-field sledge in 2014. Steyn had mentioned that he came across the worst sledge of his career when Clarke called him a ‘cheat’ during the final session of play in the Cape Town Test against Australia in 2014.

Lesser Known Facts
  • Steyn played a cameo as himself in the 2014 Hollywood film Blended, featuring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.
  • When Steyn was around 11 years old, he received a Hansie Cronje cricket set as a Christmas gift.