Dale Steyn admitted that Kagiso Rabada is now a better bowler than him, but believes his experience could add value to the 23-year-old’s white-ball game.
Ben Stokes took 4-40 to lead England to a famous victory over India at Edgbaston and set the seal on their 1,000th Test match.
Proteas speedster Dale Steyn says there are more than 421 wickets in him as he targets the 500-wicket mark.
The Sri Lankan pitches not only sucked out the energy and heart of the Proteas, but also the ICC rankings of Kagiso Rabada, who lost his No 1 position, and Dale Steyn, who dropped to his lowest position in 12 years.
We look at five positives the Proteas can take away from their seven-day 2-0 series whitewash in Sri Lanka.
The Proteas’ grip on second spot in the ICC Test Rankings has weakened after their 2-0 Test series loss against Sri Lanka.
Theunis de Bruyn’s maiden Test ton was in vain as Sri Lanka claimed a 199-run victory to seal the series 2-0.
Theunis de Bruyn reached an unbeaten 45 as the Proteas ended day three 351 runs behind, with Sri Lanka five wickets away from victory.
The Proteas picked up just a solitary wicket in the first session as Sri Lanka took their lead to 451 at lunch on day three of the second Test in Colombo.
Sri Lanka extended their lead to 365 runs by stumps on day two of the second Test in Colombo.