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Steyn has sights on many more wickets

24th December 2018, 20:06 by Neil Foster

Fast bowler Dale Steyn is hoping to break Shaun Pollock’s record as South Africa’s leading Test wicket-taker and take many more.

Steyn, 35, currently sits level on 421 wickets with Pollock and looks set to own the record outright when he lines up for the Proteas in the first Test with Pakistan on Wednesday.

It would be a surprise if the fiery paceman did not pick up at least one wicket in Centurion but he has ambitions to scoop many more before the dust settles on his stellar career.

"I have a lot more wickets in me than just one more," he said. "I haven’t saved myself just to take one more wicket than Pollock. There is a bigger goal at the end of the day,.

"I do think it will be a beautiful thing to happen, if it happens. It has taken a long time and these records are great things to achieve. I will be highly honoured, but I will get back to my mark and try to take the next one."

Steyne's career has been ravaged by injury in recent times and the man from Transvaal would have moved past Pollock already but for his fitness issues.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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