South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn has expressed his happiness on seeing a developed and clean Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. South Africa is in Island to play a full series comprising Two tests, five ODIs and one-off T20I.
“Super impressed with Colombo.
Streets are clean, roads are good, parks are well looked after. Massive difference to when I first toured here in 2006. Great to see 🌳 🇱🇰” he wrote on his twitter handle.
In their drawn practice match against Sri Lanka Board XI, South Steyn, Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada had no wickets, while Lungi Ngidi took one. The spin duo of Shaun von Berg and Tabraiz Shamsi accounted for seven.
However, Steyn, who’s on a comeback trail after an injury-hit two years, was “a little bit rusty”, South Africa Coach Gibson admitted, adding that his experience would help him come through. “I’m happy with where Dale is at,” he said. “He knows what he needs to do to be up for a Test match.”
In 2014, Steyn had a strong series, picking up 13 wickets in two matches.