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'Heart Goes Out to Steyn' - Twitter Gutted After Paceman is Ruled Out

Cricketnext Staff |June 4, 2019, 7:01 PM IST
'Heart Goes Out to Steyn' - Twitter Gutted After Paceman is Ruled Out

Dale Steyn who injured his shoulder during his Royal Challengers Bangalore stint in the IPL has been ruled out of the ongoing World Cup. Already reeling with two defeats at the hands of England and Bangladesh, this comes as a huge blow for South Africa.

Cricket South Africa have announced Beuran Hendricks as the replacement for the legendary pacer. The Proteas will be playing against India at Southampton on Wednesday.

The World Cup was expected to be the swansong for Steyn’s career, particularly in the limited overs arena. However, Steyn will end up missing the marquee tournament now.

Twitter was totally upset with the star player being injured and missing out on the mega event. Fans poured their feelings out on not getting to witness the legend one last time in a World Cup. Steyn’s dad too took to Twitter to post a heartfelt message for his son.

South Africa’s prospects have been hurt badly as even pacer Lungi Ngidi is injured while a final call will be taken on Hashim Amla’s availability.

Here are some tweets with regards to Dale Steyn’s injury:-

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Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
AUS
5 4 1 0 8 +0.81
2
NZ
4 3 0 1 7 +2.16
3
IND
4 3 0 1 7 +1.02
4
ENG
4 3 1 0 6 +1.55
5
BAN
5 2 2 1 5 -0.27
6
SL
5 1 2 2 4 -1.77
7
WI
5 1 3 1 3 +0.27
8
SA
5 1 3 1 3 -0.20
9
PAK
5 1 3 1 3 -1.93
10
AFG
4 0 4 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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