Dale Steyn warns South Africa against complacency ahead of Netherlands game

Dale Steyn of South Africa celebrates running out Ross Taylor of New Zealand to win the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 Group 1 match on March 24, 2014
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Dale Steyn warns South Africa not to be complacent when they face the Netherlands on Thursday.

Dale Steyn has warned South Africa that they must not be complacent ahead of the World Twenty20 match against the Netherlands on Thursday.

The Proteas, who lost their opening match of the tournament to Sri Lanka, claimed their first win of the campaign by beating New Zealand on Monday.

Netherlands suffered a heavy defeat to the Sri Lankans on the same day as South Africa's success after being bowled out for just 39 in Chittagong, but Steyn believes that the underdogs must be treated with respect.

"We lost our first match so we know that we have to win every game that we play. We can't be taking the Netherlands for granted despite what happened to them against Sri Lanka," the pace bowler told reporters.

"Sri Lanka have some good bowlers, it's difficult for the associates when they come up against quality teams like Sri Lanka."

Steyn took four wickets in the win over New Zealand.

Albie Morkel of South Africa bowls during the ICC World Twenty20 2012 Super Eights Group 2 match between South Africa and India at R. Premadasa Stadium on October 2, 2012
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