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Dale Steyn Retires From Test Cricket

South African Dale Steyn, one of the great fast bowlers of the modern era, announced his retirement from Test cricket in a bid to extend his longevity in the shorter forms of the game.

Steyn, who made his international debut against England in 2004, is still contracted in the white-ball form of the game for the 2019/20 season and therefore remains available for South Africa in one-day internationals and T20s.

Steyn took 439 wickets in 93 Tests at an average of 22.95. He held the top spot in the International Cricket Council's Test bowler rankings for a record 263 weeks between 2008 and 2014.

He took five or more wickets on 26 occasions, achieving the feat against every other test nation and in every continent, including five in Asia.