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Player Profile

Morne Morkel

Moras

  • Morne Morkel

Left Hand bat

Right Arm Fast

DOB
06/10/1984
  • Cap number
    • Test 65
    • ODI 89
Club
Nashua Titans

Profile

Morne Morkel is one member of a pace trio that Allan Donald has described as “the greatest attack in South African history”. With plenty of pace and bounce, he is more than a handful for even the most rock solid batsmen.

Plenty is expected of the giant South African quick in 2014, with Morkel finding consistency in recent times after overcoming a host of injuries.

While he may not be as consistent as Steyn and Philander, Morkel has still tallied an impressive 183 wickets in his 53 Test career. With blistering pace and bounce, he can be impossible to play when he is on song.

His at time indifferent form has seen him dropped from the national side, including his surprising omission from the 3rd test against Australia in 2009.

Morkel enjoyed success in T20 cricket in 2012, where his side, the Delhi Daredevils, reached the semi-finals of the CLT20 tournament in South Africa. His six wickets throughout the tournament came at handy intervals, but it was his meagre economy which impressed the most. He has carried on this success with the South African national team in 2013.

His steep bounce will be an important cog in the South African attack on local pitches that could favour pace bowling. Don’t discount his lower order hitting either, which has proved invaluable at times throughout his career.

Key Stats

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56 Matches
Bowling
Wickets Average Runs Economy 5W
Batting
Runs Average S.Rate 100s 50s

Batting / Fielding

M In NO R HS AVG SR 100s 50s Ct St
TEST 56 67 10 682 40 11.96 49.74 0 0 14 0
ODI 73 30 9 177 25 8.43 76.96 0 0 19 0
Twenty20 Int 38 5 3 16 8 8.00 123.08 0 0 4 0
First-Class 56 67 10 682 40 11.96 - 0 0 14 0
Aus One-day dom - - - - - - - - - - -
Aus Twenty20 49 20 8 135 23 11.25 135.00 0 0 6 0

Bowling

M Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Eco SR 5 10
TEST 56 10968 5855 189 6/23 8/196 30.98 3.20 58.0 6 0
ODI 73 3663 2919 124 5/38 5/38 23.54 4.78 29.5 1 0
Twenty20 Int 38 808 985 45 4/20 4/17 21.89 7.31 18.0 0 0
First-Class 56 10968 5855 189 6/23 8/196 30.98 3.20 58.0 6 0
Aus One-day dom - - - - - - - - - - -
Aus Twenty20 49 1128 1439 54 4/20 4/20 26.65 7.65 20.9 0 0

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