Steyn fit to face Australia


Dale Steyn has given South Africa a major boost by declaring that he will be fully fit for the Twenty20 series against Australia.

The paceman has not played for the Proteas since the first Test against England in December due to a shoulder injury.

But Steyn returned to take figures of 5-13 for Western Province Cricket Club against St Augustine on Saturday and said he will be ready to face Australia in a three-match series - which starts in Durban next Friday.

"I will be fine to play against Australia," Steyn told Independent Media.

"All the talk about the injury can take a sideline - I've been fine for the last three weeks, and that's why I'm playing [on Saturday]. If I was injured, I wouldn't be playing.

"So, ready to take on the Aussies and everything should be fine."

Steyn has not featured for the Proteas in the shortest format of the game for almost two years.