Dale Steyn unhappy over being overlooked for T20I series vs India; CSA states pacer is not "medically ready"

Dale Steyn had retired from the Test series so he could concentrate on the T20Is and the ODIs. However, he was omitted from the T20I squad that will tour India next month, and Steyn made his displeasure known
Dale Steyn unhappy over being overlooked for T20I series vs India; CSA states pacer is not "medically ready"Dale Steyn unhappy over being overlooked for T20I series vs India; CSA states pacer is not "medically ready"
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South Africa's Dale Steyn, who has retired from Test cricket but is available for selection in T20Is and the ODIs, made his displeasure known after being ignored for the T20I series against India that will be held next month from September 15. In reply Cricket South Africa (CSA), issued a statement saying that Steyn was not medically 100% and that was the sole reason for his exclusion. 

"He is not yet medically ready and our information makes that very clear," CSA's acting director of cricket Corrie van Zyl said.

He also added that Vernon Philander, who is recovering from a hamstring injury, along with Theunis de Bruyn (back injury) are likely to be fit for the three match Test series against the Indians that will commence from October. 

"Both are on track, but they will have to play one match before the tour to prove that they are fully fit," Van Zyl said.

Steyn had earlier expressed his frustration on Twitter, and even replied to a fan's tweet, writing that the CSA selectors might have missed taking him into consideration even though he made himself available for selection. 

"I did… Obviously lost my number in the reshuffling of the coaching staff," the 36-year-old wrote.

When a fan said: "The new selectors are obviously saving you for the 'big' games. (Who are the new selectors?)".

The pacer replied: "Apologies to Virat and a billion people for thinking they not (sic)."

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