Cape Town – Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada says he is excited to see Dale Steyn on the verge of a comeback to the national team.
Steyn has not played cricket since November last year when he injured his shoulder while on Proteas duty against Australia in Perth.
Sport24 reported last month that the star fast bowler was nearing a return to cricket after he confirmed his move from the Cape Cobras to the Titans.
Rabada said he’s eager to have the ‘Phalaborwa Express’ back and says it’s always an extra boost to have a bowler of Steyn’s calibre in the mix.
“Steyn has been resilient and patient with his injury,” Rabada told Sport24 in an exclusive interview in Johannesburg.
“He is going to come back and from what I see he looks like he wants to make an impact so he is really motivated and I’m interested to see what he is going to bring to the party.
“It’s always exciting to have the best bowler around. He has been there for six years and it’s always exciting to have someone like Dale Steyn back in your team.”
Steyn is four Test wickets away from reaching the 421 mark which would tie him with former Proteas all-rounder Shaun Pollock as the all-time leading South African wicket-taker in Test cricket.
The Proteas are next in action when they take on Bangladesh in a two-Test series with the first Test starting on September 28 in Potchefstroom.
“Our side is going to be at full strength and it’s going to give a few selectors some headaches, but you know that’s a good problem to have,” added Rabada.