Chris Morris overview

Chris Morris is an all-rounder from South Africa. He is a right-arm fast bowler who can deliver at a speed of more than 140 kilometers per hour and is also a right–hand batsman who can fearlessly bat in the lower order.

He was born on 4th April 1987 at Pretoria Transvaal. The 33-year-old all-rounder was a late bloomer who drew the attention of the South African selectors in his mid-20s.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 4 7 0 173 69 24.71 362 47.79 0 0 1 25 0
ODI 42 27 4 468 62 20.35 465 100.65 0 0 1 36 15
T20 23 13 4 133 55 14.78 102 130.39 0 0 1 12 5
IPL 71 45 22 553 82 24.04 353 156.66 0 0 2 39 30

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 4 8 623 459 12 3/38 5/45 4.42 38.25 51.92 0 0
ODI 42 40 1894 1756 48 4/31 4/31 5.56 36.58 39.46 0 0
T20 23 23 498 697 34 4/27 4/27 8.4 20.5 14.65 0 0
IPL 71 71 1498 1960 82 4/23 4/23 7.85 23.9 18.27 0 0

Early signs

Chris Morris made his debut in first-class cricket in CSA Provincial Three-Day Challenge Cup playing for Northern West Dragons in 2009. He did not get success with the ball, scalping only one wicket each in the first and second innings giving away 60 runs in total. But he impressed with the bat in the second innings with a tempestuous 70 off 42 deliveries hitting 4 fours and 6 sixes. However, in 2010-11 Morris had a much better show in the South African domestic season with an average of more than 80. However, Morris has gathered 2535 runs in 59 first-class matches so far including 4 centuries and 11 fifties where his best score has been 154. In the List ‘A’ cricket also Morris has scored 1359 runs in 105 matches including 4 fifties.

ODI Career

Chris Morris played his first One-Day International match against Pakistan in Birmingham in ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. Morris was not extra-ordinary as he managed only 2 wickets for4 25 runs in 7 overs and was out for only one run. Morris has claimed 48 wickets from 42 ODI matches and scored 467 runs.

Test career

Chris Morris had begun his journey in Test cricket in 2016, playing against England in the second Test at Cape Town. But he was highly expensive with the ball, managing only one wicket at the cost of 150 runs in 28 overs in the first innings while in the second innings also he managed one wicket but at a better statistic of 12 overs and 24 runs. However, Morris impressed with the bat, scoring 69 off 111 deliveries in the first innings, and did not get the opportunity to bat as the match was drawn. He has participated in 4 Tests so far and scored 173 runs including the highest score of 69 and picked up 12 wickets.

IPL career

However, Morris had glittering success in the Indian Premier League (IPL), fetching US 1 million dollars in the auction before the League in 2016 and then justified this by exhibiting superb form in the League. He struck 195 runs in 12 matches with a magnificent unbeaten 82 off 32 deliveries. He has scored 551 runs in 70 IPL matches so far and scalped 80 wickets. Representing Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL this year, Morris was not in good touch with only 34 runs in 9 matches and 11 wickets.

T20 Career

Chris Morris had proved his quality in the shortest format of the game from the beginning of his career. Having played for Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in Mzansi Super Twenty20 Premier League in its first edition, Morris became the leading wicket-taker with 9 wickets from 7 matches. He has proved himself as one of South Africa’s most useful cricketers in the Twenty20 format. In 2012 Morris finished the domestic T20 season with 32 wickets as the highest wicket-taker. He has played 218 T20 matches and scored 1764 runs so far and scalped 270 wickets. Morris made his debut in the Twenty20 International against New Zealand at Durban in 2012. South Africa won the match and Morris also impressed with 2 wickets from 19 runs in 3.4 overs. He has scored 133 runs from his 23 T20Is and bagged 34 wickets so far at an economy rate of 8.39.

ICC Trophies

The late bloomer in South African cricket blossoms in the shortest format.

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