I am not the best bowler, says top-ranked Steyn

SYDNEY: Dale Steyn believes there are better bowlers in world cricket and it is simply his durability and consistency that have enabled the paceman to rise to the top of the ICC Test bowling rankings.

Now part of the most feared pace attack in cricket along with Vernon Philander and Morne Morkel, Steyn looked relaxed and confident at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Thursday as he pondered this month’s three-Test series against Australia.

“Cricket brings out a more aggressive side of me, to be honest,” he told reporters with a laugh. “Where else in the world do you get the chance to basically kill someone with two bouncers in an over. Legally.

“I think that can bring out the anger in anyone. Off the field I’m pretty chilled, but on it, it’s all business.”

“In all honesty, there are probably a lot better bowlers than what I am,” he said.

“I think that when (captain) Graeme (Smith) needs a wicket or something like that he hands me the ball and I’ve been fortunate enough to take the wickets for him.

“If I’m playing every Test match and I’m taking wickets, those points ranking system is always going to mean that I’m going to be up there. (Reuters)

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