Dale Steyn to retire from white ball cricket after 2019 World Cup


MUMBAI, July 26: Plagued by injuries over the last couple of years, veteran South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn is aiming to retire from limited overs cricket after the 2019 World Cup in England.
“I will be trying to get to that World Cup (in England). But after the World Cup I don’t see myself playing white ball cricket for South Africa. By the time the next World Cup comes, I will be 40,” Steyn said at a promotional event, here on Thursday.
Steyn is hopeful that his huge experience would help him earn a place in that UK bound World Cup squad.
“If you look at the (SA) batting line-up, our top six have played 1,000 games, but lower half – from eight to eleven who are currently playing – not even 150 games. You need to draw on experience.
“I hope that will be my trump card when the selection comes to the World Cup. I may not necessarily play all the time. But I think my experience will help with me just being there,” he said.
However, Steyn said that he would love to continue playing Test cricket even after 2019 World Cup. (PTI)