South Africa pacer Dale Steyn signed for Hampshire

Vastavam web: South African pace bowler Dale Steyn has signed for Hampshire as he bids to return to fitness following a heel injury that forced him to miss the recent Test series against Australia.The 34-year-old will join the county in June and train ahead of South Africas tour of Sri Lanka, which starts in July. The plan is that he will return as the countys overseas player for the final weeks of the season.Steyn has 419 Test wickets, just two behind Shaun Pollocks South African record.

“Dale is one of the best bowlers in the world and is extremely motivated to get going after a frustrating period on the sidelines,” said Hampshire director of cricket Giles White.