Steyn puts comeback on hold

South African strike bowler Dale Steyn has delayed his return from a lengthy injury layoff after withdrawing from a domestic first-class series match because he felt he was not ready.
Steyn, who has taken 417 test wickets for South Africa, has been sidelined since fracturing his shoulder while bowling against Australia in a test in Perth in November. It is the second time his comeback has been put on hold. He was supposed to tour England with South Africa A in June but said then his rehabilitation had not gone as quickly as hoped. “Right now I’m bowling fine but I haven’t hit the full workload I’d need to handle in four-day cricket or a test‚ so I decided it was best not to play,” the 34-year-old told Cricinfo on Thursday.
Steyn was planning to make his comeback for the Titans against the Dolphins on Tuesday.
His decision puts in jeopardy his chances of a comeback in the two-test series against Bangladesh‚ which starts in Potchefstroom on September 28. He said he would rather play limited overs or club cricket to ease himself back into action. “I don’t want to put myself or the team in a position where I pull up again," he said.

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