Dale Steyn is all set to play his first CPL with Jamaica Tallawahs and replace injured Lasith Malinga in Caribbean Premier League(CPL 2016).
Steyn will be making his debut in the six-franchise Twenty20 tournament which runs from June 30-August 7.
Sri Lankan Strike bowler Malinga, who likewise highlighted in the Guyana Amazon Warriors attack in 2013, is anticipating further tests on a knee harm maintained amid the West Indies series back in November 2015. Regardless of highlighting quickly in the Asia Cup, he has been missed out the ICC World T20 2016 and Indian Premier League 2016.
“There are some outstanding world-class players signed up across all six teams and I’m looking forward to playing against some of my great friends and team-mates, amongst them Hashim Amla, AB (de Villiers), Faf (du Plessis), David Miller and Morne (Morkel) this summer. It will certainly add a nice bit of spice to the mix.”
“It is a great privilege to feature in the CPL for the first time and I am proud and delighted to sign up for the Jamaica Tallawahs for the forthcoming CPL season,” said Steyn.
“I have seen CPL grow over the last few years and it is always a great experience playing in the Caribbean. The crowds and the atmosphere are always special and the fans really get behind their team. Now that there will also be six games in Central Broward Stadium in Florida, I can’t wait to join up with the team in June and stepping out in Tallawahs colours in a full Sabina Park.”
Mohammad Khan, General Manager of Jamaica Tallawahs, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Dale to the Tallawahs family. Dale is the best fast bowler in the world and a modern great. We believe he’s going to be an excellent addition to an already solid team.”