|Style||Right arm fast|
|D. O. B.||27 June, 1983|
The acquisition of the South African record for most Test wickets, achieved against Pakistan at SuperSport Park, was no more than Steyn deserved given that he is one of the greatest fast bowlers in the history of the game.
The Pride of Phalaborwa came to the Titans academy having played for the then Northern Province Schools side in 2000 and 2001.
The signs of greatness were quickly spotted, in particular his priceless ability to swing the ball late at high pace, and his hunger to keep learning and adding to his skills. The way he has conquered sub-continent conditions with reverse-swing is testament to this.
The demands of fast bowling – and Steyn certainly gives it his all – have obviously led to injuries along the way, but having become the fastest to 400 wickets in Test history, Steyn is now adding the finishing touches to a career that has already guaranteed him legend status.
An enthusiastic wielder of the bat, Steyn is a lover of the outdoors, surfing and extreme sports featuring strongly on his list of extramural pursuits.
After four seasons playing for the Cape Cobras, Steyn returned to his beloved Titans last season and, although he only played two Momentum One-Day Cup games, his contribution was outstanding. Steyn took two wickets in the first over of the semi-final against the Cape Cobras, on his way to superb figures of three for 20, and he then took three for 36 in the final against the Dolphins.
However many games this superstar has left in his lithe body, just his sheer presence at the franchise is obviously inspirational.