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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
309
AVERAGE
27.7

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
188
AVERAGE
25.3

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
47
AVERAGE
25.3

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast

AGE
34
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
86
DEBUT
2006
CAP NO
65
BEST BATTING
40
BEST BOWLING
6-23
Bowling
WICKETS
309
AVERAGE
27.7
ECONOMY
3.11
S/R
53.4
5W
8
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
944
INNINGS
104
NOT OUTS
23
AVERAGE
11.65
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
117
DEBUT
2007
CAP NO
89
BEST BATTING
32
BEST BOWLING
5-21
Bowling
WICKETS
188
AVERAGE
25.3
ECONOMY
4.96
S/R
30.6
5W
2
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
268
INNINGS
47
NOT OUTS
18
AVERAGE
9.24
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

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