Dale Steyn admitted that his side had been trying hard to fill the void left by great players like Jacques Kallis and Graeme Smith © AFP
Dale Steyn admitted that his side had been trying hard to fill the void left by great players like Jacques Kallis and Graeme Smith © AFP

London: South African pace spearhead Dale Steyn has admitted that his side have been struggling at the moment, insisting that they need ‘good guidance’ in order to be back on track ahead of their Test series against England. The 32-year-old admitted that his side had been trying hard to fill the void left by great players like Jacques Kallis and Graeme Smith. Steyn, who recovered from a groin injury sustained during the opening Test against India, confirmed that he would be available for all four Tests, the Mirror reported. The right-arm bowler insisted that he was one of the fittest player of his team, adding that he would try to be at his menacing best in the forthcoming series. South Africa, which recently suffered a humiliating 0-3 defeat in the recently concluded series against India, will aim to bounce back when they will take on England in the four-match series, starting from Saturday in Durban. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: South Africa vs England 2015-16, 1st test at Durban

Meanwhile, South Africa have received a shot in the arm ahead of their four-match Test cricket series with pace spearhead Dale Steyn having recovered from the groin strain he suffered against India in November. “Dale has put a lot of work into his training and rehab since his return from India so we are very happy to have him back from injury,” Proteas team manager, Mohammed Moosajee was quoted as saying by the BBC on Friday. “He was put through a thorough fitness test on Thursday by physiotherapist, Shane Jabaar, he came through the tests without any discomfort and will be available for selection for the first Test match against England.” The first of the four-match Test series begins in Durban on December 26. The 32-year-old has taken 402 wickets in 81 Tests at an average of 22.56, including 46 in 11 matches against England, reports IANS. Dale Steyn cleared to play Test series against England