Cardiff: South Africa are almost certainly going to miss their leading fast bowler Dale Steyn in the ICC Champions Trophy opener against India here on Thursday. The world's No. 1 quickie did not train on Wednesday and spent most his time on the physio's table. Steyn is suffering from a side strain and had pulled out after bowling just five overs during a warm-up match against Pakistan at The Oval on Monday.
Speaking to reporters here at the National Cricket Centre on Wednesday afternoon, South African skipper AB de Villiers said: "He is not looking good at all. We will reassess tonight and again tomorrow morning and it's still touch and go. It's not only one game and won't like to risk him." (Read preview)