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SA's Dale Steyn for Ja Tallawahs

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2016 | 4:00 AM
Dale Steyn

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC):

Jamaica Tallawahs have named South African speedster Dale Steyn to replace Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga, who has been ruled out of the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL) through injury.

The 32-year-old Steyn is one of the world's leading Test bowlers but has already made his mark in the shortest form of the game, claiming 58 wickets from 42 Twenty20 Internationals at an economy rate of 6.71 runs per over.

He was a member of the South Africa side at the recent Twenty20 World Cup in India and is currently representing Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League.

"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," Steyn said.

"The CPL is one of the strongest Twenty20 leagues in the world game and it's a tournament that's on the rise."

Steyn will join overseas stars Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara and Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib-al-Hasan, along with Jamaican big names Chris Gayle and AndrÈ Russell, forming a formidable squad for this season's campaign.

The 32-year-old Malinga, who has in the past played for Guyana Amazon Warriors, has failed to recover from a knee injury sustained last November.