South African paceman Dale Steyn is hoping to continue his recovery from a shoulder injury by joining the South Africa tour to England later this year.
Steyn has been an integral part of the Proteas bowling lineup for many years but has been sidelined since November 2016 with a shoulder injury. He has been working hard on his rehabilitation and has opted to sit out of this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in order to be fully fit for international duty for South Africa later this year.
"My rehab is going well. I have done deep training for a month or so. I am running fit. Planning to go on South Africa 'A' trip in June," he told Supersport.
The SA 'A' team will play three 50 overs matches against the England Lions as well as a four-day unofficial Test match.
The very presence of Steyn in England will scare Andrew Strauss, director of England cricket, as he was the leading wicket-taker, raking in 15 victims at an average of 29.20, on his last tour of the island with the Proteas.
South Africa will hope that Steyn gets his rhythm back as quickly as possible, so he can start ripping through batting orders with his famous leg cutters and reverse swing when the full Proteas setup begins its own tour of England in July.