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Albie Morkel

Albie Morkel

South Africa

ALL-ROUNDER
  • 39 yrs.
  • Left Handed

Johannes Albertus Morkel aka “Albie” was initiated into the international fold for South Africa in an ODI in 2004 against New Zealand as a bowling all-rounder. In domestic circuits, Albie was regarded as the next Lance Klusener in the making, helped by having the same right-hand ball,

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Personal Information
Born June 10, 1981
Birth Place Vereeniging, Transvaal
Current age 39
Role All Rounder
Batting style Left Handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium fast
ICC Rankings ODI Test T20I
Batting
Bowling
All Rounder
Profile

Johannes Albertus Morkel aka “Albie” was initiated into the international fold for South Africa in an ODI in 2004 against New Zealand as a bowling all-rounder. In domestic circuits, Albie was regarded as the next Lance Klusener in the making, helped by having the same right-hand ball, left-hand bat combination as Zulu.

It was three years following his debut, in 2007 that Albie rose in stature with an impressive 97 against Zimbabwe and 4 wicket haul against Pakistan on tour. It also led to a jackpot IPL contract with the Chennai in 2008, where he has been a consistent contributor with the bat, apart from his skilful bowling. In 2009, Albie got his first Test cap against Australia, replacing his brother Morne, where he went on to make a fifty on debut and helped South Africa to an innings victory. His role as a finisher in the game is an added asset to his already existing bowling potential but soon, Albie fell out of contention as a confirmed player in the starting XI and continues to be in and out of the limited-overs format. After spending six successful years in the Chennai outfit, he was taken up by Bangalore in the 2014 auction.

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 5878 118
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4110 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 6047 275
2 England 5959 271
3 India 9319 266
4 Pakistan 6824 262
5 South Africa 4380 258
FULL Ranking