India vs South Africa: Dale Steyn fit for high-stake clash
South Africa`s premier fast bowler Dale Steyn is fit to lead their attack in a key World Cup match against India on Sunday after recovering from a bout of sinusitis.
Christchurch: South Africa`s premier fast bowler Dale Steyn is fit to lead their attack in a key World Cup match against India on Sunday after recovering from a bout of sinusitis.
"He is fine, there is nothing to be concerned about," coach Russell Domingo said Friday, adding the bowler had gone down with a cold and `flu during a practice match in Christchurch ahead of the tournament.
South Africa will welcome Steyn`s return to full fitness for the Pool B match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after he appeared out of sorts over the past two weeks.
The 31-year-old bowled just seven overs in his team`s first warm-up match against Sri Lanka and was rested for the second practice game against co-hosts New Zealand.
Steyn was clearly troubled by a sore throat and blocked nose during South Africa`s World Cup opener against Zimbabwe in Hamilton last Sunday, where he returned with unflattering figures of one for 64 from nine overs against the Proteas` lowly-ranked opponents.
The form of Steyn, one of the game`s most devastating fast bowlers with 152 wickets from 97 one-day internationals, is seen as central to South Africa`s chances of winning a maiden World Cup title.
He is the spearhead of a formidable attack that includes Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander, with Kyle Abbott and Wayne Parnell also in the mix for the India game.