Steyn bats for full series

Steyn bats for full series

Dale Steyn does not want the standoff between BCCI and CSA to result in a curtailed series between India and South Africa later this year as the speedster says the two teams share a “great cricketing rivalry.”

“It would be quite nice if India come to South Africa. There has always been a great rivalry between the two sides,” said Steyn.

The BCCI’s decision to invite the West Indies in November effectively means the schedule for India’s tour to South Africa will have to be shortened.

Steyn said he is eagerly waiting for his duel with India’s new batting sensation Shikhar Dhawan when the country tours the Proteas.

“Shikhar (Dhawan) is in some good form right now. It will be nice to have that contest especially now that I know him well. It will be a great battle between good friends as well as strength and strength because he is batting really well at the moment,” Steyn said of his Sunrisers Hyderabad team-mate.