T20 is essentially a batsman’s game. But, every tournament throws up a few names of bowlers, who stand up to the challenge, and put up performances on par with the batsmen. This tournament has been no exception.
South Africa have rested their fast bowling great Dale Steyn for the upcoming ODI and T20I Series in Sri Lanka. Steyn has been rested as the Proteas have a crowded Test season ahead as per Chief Selector and former South Africa opener Andrew Hudson.
Sunrisers Hyderabad is sitting on top of all the teams in IPL 6 following yet another win scripted by their superb bowling unit. This time at their home ground in Hyderabad, the Sunrisers chased down a small target of 124 with five wickets in hand and seven balls to spare.
It was seriously a boring match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad with the batsmen on both the sides struggling to time their shots but the result was a surprise with a fancy batting line-up like the Pune Warriors going down against an unsung Sunrisers Hyderabad.
In a day and age where most pace bowlers rely more on variation and slower balls than speed, South African pace spearhead Dale Steyn is among the rare breed of cricketers to have kept the tradition of pure fast bowling alive.
Even as South Africa have not quite got their bearings right in the one-day format, they have continued to reassert their status as the number one Test side in the world with some domineering performances.
Dale Steyn took his 5th ten-wicket haul of his career as Pakistan crashed to a heavy 211-run defeat in the opening Test at the Wanderers. Pakistan going into fourth day with six wickets in hand lost them all in a hurry to the second new ball.