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Morne Morkel

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast

Did you know?

Morkel’s brother, Albie, played one Test and 58 ODIs for South Africa, while their father Albert played first-class cricket.

WICKETS
276
AVERAGE
28.9

Morne Morkel

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast

Did you know?

Morkel’s brother, Albie, played one Test and 58 ODIs for South Africa, while their father Albert played first-class cricket.

WICKETS
186
AVERAGE
24.5

Morne Morkel

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast

Did you know?

Morkel’s brother, Albie, played one Test and 58 ODIs for South Africa, while their father Albert played first-class cricket.

WICKETS
47
AVERAGE
25.3

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast

AGE
33
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Vereeniging, Gauteng Province

COUNTRY

South Africa

South Africa
LOCAL CLUB

Nashua Titans

Bio

Part of South Africa’s lethal pace trio alongside Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander, Morne Morkel has earned a reputation as one of the most feared bowlers in world cricket.

Morkel made his Test debut against India in late 2006, when he was brought in as an injury replacement for Steyn. He quickly became a regular in the side, and made his one-day international debut six months later.

After the retirement of Makhaya Ntini, Morkel was promoted to taking the new ball, and when on song, he can be impossible to play thanks to his combination of blistering pace and bounce.

A host of injuries through his career has not stopped the 1.96cm quick taking more than 450 wickets in both Test and one-day cricket.

Morkel's lower order hitting has also proved invaluable to the Proteas at times.

MATCHES
79
DEBUT
2006
CAP NO
65
BEST BATTING
40
BEST BOWLING
6-23
Bowling
WICKETS
276
AVERAGE
28.9
ECONOMY
3.13
S/R
55.3
5W
6
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
902
INNINGS
93
NOT OUTS
20
AVERAGE
12.36
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
112
DEBUT
2007
CAP NO
89
BEST BATTING
32
BEST BOWLING
5-21
Bowling
WICKETS
186
AVERAGE
24.5
ECONOMY
4.94
S/R
29.7
5W
2
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
246
INNINGS
43
NOT OUTS
17
AVERAGE
9.46
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
44
DEBUT
2007
CAP NO
28
BEST BATTING
8
BEST BOWLING
4-17
Bowling
WICKETS
47
AVERAGE
25.3
ECONOMY
7.51
S/R
20.3
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
22
INNINGS
8
NOT OUTS
5
AVERAGE
7.33
100s
0
50s
0

South Africa close in on first Test success

Bangladesh 'keeper Liton Das took a brilliant catch but the Proteas owned day four, edging towards victory in the opening Test


1:29 Oh-no-Noball-costs-Morkel-another-Test-wicket-still

'Oh no!' No-ball yet again proves costly for Morkel

For the 14th time of his Test career, Proteas paceman Morne Morkel was denied a wicket due to a no-ball in the first Test against Bangladesh


1:09 Proteas-power-ahead-but-Root-immovable-still

Proteas power ahead but Root immovable

South Africa dominated the second session with key scalps, but were unable to dismiss England captain Joe Root as he held firm as others fell


Proteas close in on first Test success

Bangladesh lose three wickets in pursuits of distant 424 before rain hits on day four


Oh-no-Noball-costs-Morkel-another-Test-wicket-still

Morkel's unwanted record run continues

Already believed to be the no-ball wicket record-holder, the towering Proteas quick is denied yet again after overstepping


Donald's plea: Don't walk away, Morne

Proteas legend pleas with quick to stick with international cricket, amid reports another SA great is considering a Kolpak deal