London — There is no better place to tell the world you are up for the challenge than Eden Gardens‚ Kolkata’s vast concrete dinosaur skeleton of a cricket stadium. It is where Dale Steyn will be on Friday‚ charging in to bowl for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) with Virat Kohli as his captain‚ AB de Villiers in the field and a crowd of 68,000 torn between shouting for Kolkata Knight Riders‚ the national obsession who is Kohli‚ or “ABD!” Or even Steyn himself‚ wild of eye and spirit‚ tilting at windmills called Chris Lynn‚ Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell. The Indian Premier League (IPL) turns a lot of what many non-Indians think they know about cricket on its head‚ like the fact that a player of Steyn’s greatness can go unsold at the player auction. But now he is on his way to India because Nathan Coulter-Nile is staying home in Australia to get over a back problem. “Just a quick message to say I’ll be joining Royal Challengers Bangalore in the next couple of days for the remainde...

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