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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
272
AVERAGE
29

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
46
AVERAGE
23.9

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast

AGE
32
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
78
DEBUT
2006
CAP NO
65
BEST BATTING
40
BEST BOWLING
6-23
Bowling
WICKETS
272
AVERAGE
29
ECONOMY
3.13
S/R
55.6
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
41
DEBUT
2007
CAP NO
28
BEST BATTING
8
BEST BOWLING
4-17
Bowling
WICKETS
46
AVERAGE
23.9
ECONOMY
7.48
S/R
19.1
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
21
INNINGS
7
NOT OUTS
5
AVERAGE
10.5
100s
0
50s
0

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


0:51 Close-calls-for-England-in-shared-opening-session-still

Close calls for England in shared opening session

South Africa's Morne Morkel produced a brilliant spell but Alastair Cook and Tom Westley survived, and thrived to see lunch at Old Trafford on day one


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