Cricket South African (CSA) have confirmed that Dale Steyn has been officially ruled out of the remainder of the Test series against India.
Steyn played his first Test Match since he injured his shoulder against Australia in November 2016. However, suffered another injury to his foot. The injury was labelled as “freakish” as he landed awkwardly in a foot-hole. It was confirmed on Monday that he would be side-lined for the remainder of the series.
Unfortunately, Steyn is currently in a moon boot and will be benched for about 4 – 6 weeks, an expected time for his recovery. Due to this, he is battling to move on his left foot. At this stage it seems unlikely that he will bat in South Africa’s second innings. However, CSA did say that the decision would depend on how the match progresses.
Steyn had picked up figures of 2/51 at Newlands and was injured in his 18th over.
Steyn was just three wickets away from breaking Shaun Pollock’s record as South Africa’s all-time leading wicket-taker in Test cricket; a great loss to Steyn record.
A replacement for him for the second and third Tests will be named in conclusion of the match.