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Chris Morris

Chris Morris

South Africa

ALL-ROUNDER
  • 33 yrs.
  • Right Handed

A talented all-rounder from Pretoria, Chris Morris plays for the Lions in South Africa's domestic setup. He gave standout performances in the 2012 domestic league in South Africa, fetching 21 wickets in 12 games, and his strike-rate in the lower order with the bat was around 200. That prompted th

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Personal Information
Born April 30, 1987
Birth Place Pretoria, Transvaal
Current age 33
Role All Rounder
Batting style Right Handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast medium
ICC Rankings ODI Test T20I
Batting
Bowling 57
All Rounder
Profile

A talented all-rounder from Pretoria, Chris Morris plays for the Lions in South Africa's domestic setup. He gave standout performances in the 2012 domestic league in South Africa, fetching 21 wickets in 12 games, and his strike-rate in the lower order with the bat was around 200. That prompted the selectors to name him in the 15-man squad for South Africa's unofficial tri-series in Zimbabwe, which included Bangladesh as well.


Morris’s role as the spearhead of the Lions attack became an important development for the team and in 2012; he was named in their T20 squad for the Champions League T20 to be held in their home country. Later that year, he was called up to the T20I squad that resulted in his international debut against New Zealand. Morris had a fruitful debut as he picked up 2 wickets in his maiden outing. The following year, he was one of the most talked-about players in the IPL auction. Morris was bought by the Chennai Super Kings for the tournament's sixth season. He played a vital role for them as the team reached the final.


Morris was one of the biggest buys in the Indian T20 League as he became a part of Delhi in 2016. The South African lived up to the billing as he finished as the leading wicket-taker for them. The international career for Morris has not progressed the way he would have liked to. Injuries have hampered him but Chris continued to work hard. He nearly missed out on the 2019 World Cup squad but the injury to Anrich Nortje meant that he was included. During the auction for the 13th edition of the Indian T20 League, Morris was snapped by Bangalore for INR 10 crore.

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