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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
242
AVERAGE
29.3

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
181
AVERAGE
24.6

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
45
AVERAGE
22.7

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast

AGE
32
HEIGHT
196CM
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.

The 30-year-old 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 100 wickets in both Test and one-day cricket.

Morkel's lower order hitting has also proved invaluable to the Proteas at times. This will be his second appearance at an ICC Cricket World Cup.

MATCHES
71
DEBUT
2006
CAP NO
65
BEST BATTING
40
BEST BOWLING
6-23
Bowling
WICKETS
242
AVERAGE
29.3
ECONOMY
3.12
S/R
56.4
5W
6
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
775
INNINGS
82
NOT OUTS
15
AVERAGE
11.57
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
108
DEBUT
2007
CAP NO
89
BEST BATTING
32
BEST BOWLING
5-21
Bowling
WICKETS
181
AVERAGE
24.6
ECONOMY
4.96
S/R
29.8
5W
2
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
246
INNINGS
41
NOT OUTS
16
AVERAGE
9.84
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
39
DEBUT
2007
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
8
BEST BOWLING
4-17
Bowling
WICKETS
45
AVERAGE
22.7
ECONOMY
7.37
S/R
18.5
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
16
INNINGS
5
NOT OUTS
3
AVERAGE
8
100s
0
50s
0

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