Coming at ya soon - Steyn hints at bowling return

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Batsmen beware! Dale Steyn is nearing an international return with South Africa after being given positive news on his problematic shoulder injury.

Steyn was ruled out for at least six months in November after undergoing surgery for a fractured right shoulder sustained playing for the Proteas against Australia.

The speedster flew home from South Africa's tour after a recurrence of a problem that had troubled him 12 months before during a home series with England.

He looks set to return ahead of schedule, though, after providing an update to his Twitter followers on Thursday.

Steyn posted: "Saw the doc today. Shoulders good. Coming at ya soon."

South Africa are in the middle of a three-Test series in New Zealand, their last match coming at the end of March before two months off.

They will then travel to England for three one-day internationals, three Twenty20 internationals and four Tests - their tour taking place either side of June's ICC Champions Trophy.