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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.

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast

AGE
36
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.

Morkel pushes through the pain in Test swansong

Retiring South Africa paceman Morne Morkel reveals the lengths he went to in order to get through his final Test after picking up a side strain against Australia


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Morkel bids farewell to international cricket

Outgoing South Africa paceman Morne Morkel speaks about his final Test match, beating Australia 3-1 and what comes next in his cricket career


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Saluting Proteas paceman Morne Morkel

As he plays his final Test match, we look at some of the finest work of South Africa's rangy speedster Morne Morkel, who terrorised the Aussies for years


Scorchers to unleash armchair fan Morkel

Having not played competitive cricket in more than a month, Perth Scorchers' star recruit has turned to the TV to study his opponents ahead of his BBL debut


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Morkel joins Perth Scorchers for BBL run home

South Africa spearhead replaces England's Chris Jordan to add fearsome weapon to Perth arsenal for pointy end of BBL|09


'Nervous' Morkel set for Premier Cricket debut

Legendary ex-South Africa quick to suit up for Sydney club side Manly-Warringah in T20 ahead of Mzansi Super League stint


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