By CricketCountry Staff
London: Aug 13, 2012
Dale Steyn on Monday said he is ‘pretty excited’ about the third and final Test against England at Lord’s starting Thursday, as South Africa aim to topple the home side from the top-spot in ICC Test Rankings.
South Africa need a win or a draw to become the top side, as they are ahead by 1-0 in the three-match Test series.
"I'm pretty excited about Lord's. Gary Kirsten mentioned the other day that we are on the brink of something special.
"In a few days' time we could be the number one Test team in the world. He said we should enjoy this time because this is what we've worked for,” Steyn was quoted as saying by Cricket 365.
The right-arm speedster said South Africa are not under pressure ahead of the critical game.
"It's weird. We're just in a really nice groove and in such a good environment that we haven't had too much pressure. Everybody seems so up for it.
"Guys know what their job is. There's a lot of trust. If we go on and win then in a month, two months after this, maybe in a year, we might sit back and say maybe we should have had different feelings.
“But we're 1-0 up with one game to go and I'm not going to change the way we do things,” Steyn said.
The 29-year-old cricketer said South Africa will be playing attacking cricket.
"If the weather wasn't around I reckon we would have been in a better situation. A draw is not in our eyes. We've come out here to play good, attacking positive cricket,” he said.
"It's the way we want to play and we are definitely going for it at Lord's. It just shows Test cricket is definitely alive and that this current South African team is trying to push for it,” Steyn concluded.
The third and final Test begins Thursday, August 16 at Lord’s.