It goes from bad to worse for South Africa.
A shoulder problem has ruled Dale Steyn out of South Africa's 2019 World Cup opener against England at The Oval.
Proteas coach Ottis Gibson believes veteran fast bowler Dale Steyn has earned the right to "design" his "own exit" from the international game when he feels it is time to retire.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Wednesday congratulated fast bowler Dale Steyn on becoming the Proteas outright leading Test match wicket-taker of all time.
Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn enters the first Test against Pakistan in Centurion on the cusp of becoming the most successful South African Test bowler of all time.
Cape Town Blitz fast bowler Anrich Nortje has already started picking up information from his hero, Dale Steyn, even though the Proteas paceman only joined the squad in the last week.
Proteas captain Faf du Plessis said it was good to have the "x-factor" of fast bowler Dale Steyn back in the ODI side as they made a winning start to their series in Australia.