South African pacer Dale Steyn who was 31st in the Test bowling rankings a year ago but is now second after briefly holding top place ahead of Muralitharan, talks to Richard Sydenham on the prospect of facing England and Australia over the next few months.
TAUNTON, England: South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn has soared towards the top of the world rankings in the last year and is relishing the prospect of facing England and Australia over the next few months.
"I have done well but we are coming up against two big teams of world cricket who will be difficult to knock over," Steyn told Reuters in an interview ahead of the first match of their England tour in Somerset on Sunday.
"They are big challenges but I like challenges."
Steyn, who sampled English conditions with Essex in 2005 and Warwickshire last season, is due to face the world's top-ranked side at the end of the year.
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