Dale Steyn returns to the Titans

The Multiply Titans is delighted to announce that South African fast bowler Dale Steyn will join the franchise for the 2017/18 season.

The 34-year-old, who hits the headlines with his volcanic pace, will return to SuperSport Park after nominating the Centurion franchise as his new home of cricket.

After spending seven years at Cape Cobras, Steyn will make his way back to the Titans where his professional playing career started in 2003/04, before going on to become an international powerhouse in all three formats of the game.

“It was an easy decision for me,” said Steyn. “The luxury of playing for South Africa is that you get to nominate which franchise you want to play for.

“The Titans laid down the platform for where I am now. I think the most important thing that I learnt at the Titans was the basics and it is something I still go back to every time I play international cricket.

“It was a great place to start playing cricket and it’s going to be a great place to go back to.”

A mainstay in the Protea bowling attack for over a decade, the right-armer found himself sidelined for nine months as a result of a shoulder injury which he sustained during the first Test against Australia in Perth, in November.

He will recall the last time he featured in a Test match on home soil, when he helped South Africa to a 204-run victory over New Zealand by taking 8-99 in the final Test to secure a 1-0 series win at SuperSport Park last year.

The eight wickets affirmed Steyn’s status as the leading Test wicket-taker at the ground, with 56 at a striking average of 17.12, including four five-wicket hauls.

“I played some of my best cricket at SuperSport Park,” said Steyn. “When you go into that change room and you look at those honours boards, you’ll see my name a couple of times on the five-wicket haul list.”