Dale Steyn will replace injured Nathan Coulter-Nile at Royal Challengers Bangalore for the rest of the Indian Premier League season, the franchise announced on Friday.
The 35-year-old Steyn, who went unsold in the 2018 and 2019 auctions of the IPL, last played for the now defunct franchise Gujarat Lions in 2016.
He had played 28 IPL matches for Bangalore between 2008 and 2010, claiming 27 wickets, and will have to revive the fortunes of the Virat Kohli-led side which has not managed a single win in all six games played so far.
Steyn is likely to be available for selection in RCB’s ninth league match against Kolkata Knight Riders on April 19.
Coulter-Nile, who is suffering from a back niggle, had not joined the Bangalore squad.
RCB, currently placed at the bottom of table, will take on Kings XI Punjab on Saturday.