South African pace battery Dale Steyn has opted to play for Multiply Titans in the 2017/18 domestic season which marks his return to the franchise after a span of seven years. The decision also marks Steyn's return to the cricket field after he was sidelined due to a shoulder injury last year.
South African paceman and one of the most lethal bowlers in cricket, Dale Steyn announced his comeback to the cricket field with Multiply Titans for the 2017/18 domestic season which ended his 7-year association with Cape Cobras. Steyn had started his professional career with the same franchise when he first featured for them during the 2003/04 domestic season.
"It was an easy decision for me," Steyn told Cricbuzz. "The luxury of playing for South Africa is that you get to nominate which franchise you want to play for.
"The Titans laid down the platform for where I am now. I think the most important thing that I
Steyn was ruled out of the South African team after he fractured his right shoulder while bowling against Australia in November last year. The 34-year old will be eyeing a comeback into the national team by proving himself on the domestic circuit.
Meanwhile, Steyn will be reunited with his former teammate Mark Boucher who is the coach of the Titans team. Boucher was delighted to have Steyn on board and said that he was hopeful of helping the veteran cricketer find his way back into the National team.
"The experience he'll bring to the side will provide the youngsters the opportunity to learn from him," Boucher said.
"I want to get the best out of him, not only for himself but if Dale is playing good cricket then South African cricket is in good a position. If we can give him an opportunity to show case his skill and hopefully try work his way back into the Protea side then that will be great."