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Steyn Faces Another Injury Lay-off in County Championship

Reuters |August 21, 2018, 3:03 PM IST
Steyn Faces Another Injury Lay-off in County Championship

South African fast bowler Dale Steyn could be set for another stint on the sidelines after picking up a groin injury in a county cricket match on Monday.

The 35-year-old, who will undergo an examination of the problem on Tuesday, was unable to complete his 11th over for Hampshire against Nottinghamshire on Day 2 at Southampton and was forced to leave the field.

Steyn has had a horrible run of injuries over the last two years, hampering his bid to become South Africa's record test wicket-taker, though he did equal the record in Sri Lanka last month where he picked up only two wickets in the two-match series.

Both Steyn and Shaun Pollock have each taken 421 test wickets.

A serious shoulder injury in Australia in November 2016 kept him out for most of last year before a heel problem sustained in his comeback Test against India in February sidelined him once more.

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