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South African fast bowler Dale Steyn has admitted that the lack of experience in the bowling department is the biggest problem for South Africa heading in to the 50-over World Cup to be held in England in 2019.

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“Our biggest problem in white ball cricket now is our bowling,” Steyn told Reuters. “I don’t think it’s a massive issue but I think in terms of experience it’s our biggest problem. If you look at our top six batters, those guys have all played 800-plus games. But if you look at our bowling, our bottom four, they have probably played 150 games.”

Steyn, who has been hit by a spate of injuries over the last two years, had earlier stated that he is not keen to continue playing limited-overs cricket after World Cup, but believes that his experience will be a big boost for the the team at the quadrennial event.

“Even at 35 I am still learning but I know what I am doing. These guys need that. I am hoping that’s what I can offer in the white ball scene and obviously play and win games for the country,” said Steyn, who has played 116 ODIs for South Africa, taking 178 wickets at an average of 26.69.

Talking about the young crop of South African bowlers, the 35-year-old admitted that Kagiso Rabada, who made his international debut in 2014, is now ‘way better’ than him. But, Steyn reckons that players like Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Dane Paterson and Williem Mulder are still learning the ropes of international cricket. he

“They are all learning as they play but unfortunately you can’t go to a World Cup still learning. You need to know what you are doing,” added Steyn, who is also the joint-highest wicket-taker for South Africa in Tests with 421 wickets in just 88 matches.