Brisbane Heat sign Dale Steyn for one game – Cricket News Update

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Steyn, 29, will play for Heat in their tournament opener against the Hobart Hurricanes at the Gabba, on December 9, 2012, after South Africa’s Test tour of Australia finishes early next month. Brisbane Heat have signed Barbados fast
bowler for the latest edition of the domestic Twenty20 competition, but the Barbadian speedster will join the squad after the first game.
The World No. 1 ranked South African Test team will tour Down Under between November 9 and December 4 to play three Tests against the Kangaroos. With the third and final Test finishing at the Cricket Association ground
on December 4, it will be easy for Steyn to stay on for a few more days, before returning to home to join the national side for the home series against, commencing at Durban on December 21, 2012.
The Head coach of Heat, expressed his excitement over the signing, even though it is for one match only.
"I was pleasantly surprised when he said he was [interested]," said Lehmann, who coached Steyn with the Deccan Chargers during the last IPL season. "In fact I was over the moon. It's one game, and it is a massive bonus to have him available,
but it is the first game and that gives us a great opportunity to hit the ground running from the outset," he added further.
Steyn said: "Even though it's only for one match, I'm looking forward to experiencing the Australian domestic T20 setup and the passionate cricket fans that I've heard lots about. The Heat squad has some talented cricketers on board,
who I have no doubt can make a telling impact this coming season."
It may be noted here that the franchise had earlier this week snapped up services of local fast bowler As per Big Bash League rules, each franchise can sign up to 18 players before the end of contracting period, November
30 this time. The Heat have so far signed 16 players and need to add two more to their ranks by the closing date.



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