ICC (International Cricket Council) will be going to organize mini world cup popularly known as Champions Trophy. Many countries have announced their team players name and this article is also related to this news. The team like Australia and South Africa have announced their team squad for this year Champions Trophy.
Champions Trophy is just like mini World Cup organized by ICC and all country will participate in this tournament. And as per ICC rules and regulation, every team has to announce their team squad officially before time limit provided by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Cricket South Africa (CSA), on Wednesday, 19th April 2017, announced their full squad for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in England and Wales, scheduled for a June start. But the news is that one of the most popular bowlers of South Africa as well as of world knows as Dale Steyn, he is not on the list.
Dale Steyn is the main pace bowler for South Africa for many years and done a great job for the team. As you all knows that Dale Willem Steyn is a South African cricketer who plays Test and one-day and T20 international cricket for South Africa. He is a right-arm fast bowler, and he can bowls at speeds of around 145–150 km/h constantly. Dale Steyn holds the record for the fastest South African to reach 100 wickets in the history of Test Cricket.
It is possible that shoulder injury has possibly kept Steyn out of the squad. However, his absence becomes gift or opportunity for the left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj, who hasn’t yet played a single ODI match for South Africa in his career.
Bonus Information: Keshav Maharaj
He is a left-arm spinner from Northwood Boys High. Keshav Maharaj emerged at a time when South Africa began to take spin seriously. In last few years spinner has become leading wicket takers in South African first-class cricket, and Keshav Maharaj is one of them who takes many wickets.