Chris Morris

Date of Birth: 30.04.1987
Batting Style: Right Hand
Role: All-rounder
Bowling Style: Right-arm Fast Seam
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Test Rankings
128 219
69 219
61 47
ODI Rankings
139 332
61 455
44 151
T20I Rankings
288 110
33 520
60 57
Chris Morris

Chris Morris is a hereditary bowler from South Africa

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Chris Morris cricketer

Chris Morris was born on April 30, 1987 in Pretoria, Gauteng (South Africa). His father, Willie, also played cricket professionally in the past.

He is considered one of the most underrated players. Despite his obvious talent and versatility, he made his debut quite late, at the age of 22. Joining the North West team, he became the leading bowler the following season, taking 21 wickets at home T20 competitions. Thanks to this, he received an invitation to the T20I team to play with Zimbabwe and, although he never took the field, he managed to learn a lot from the experienced Allan Donald.

The skills he acquired helped Chris to prove himself brilliantly in the  Champions Cricket League 2012, reaching the final with the Lions. In December, he took part in the T20I match against New Zealand, and later received an invitation to the team at Champions Trophy. The same period saw the player’s ODI debut (match against Pakistan).

Morris was acquired by the Chennai Super Kings for $650,000 in the 2013 season,. The bowler fully met his expectations, playing an essential role in the team’s entry into the IPL finals.

Chris Morris career

Three seasons later, Chris moved to Delhi for $1 million and became the team’s leading player. His career in the IPL as a whole was quite successful. In 2020, the Rajasthan Royals spent a record $ 2.2 million on the acquisition of a bowler (the most expensive transfer in the league’s history). Morris himself commented on this as follows:

“We all know that a high price tag means one thing: people want to see you in their team and highly appreciate your services. Of course, it gives you self-confidence. To be honest, when I found out about this deal, it took my breath away. I did not expect that I would be bought for such a sum and so many clubs would be interested in my services. This is staggering because I could not even imagine that such a thing could happen at all. Even in my wildest dreams, I never imagined that I would spend the eighth season in the IPL. Therefore, to continue playing, realizing that my services are so appreciated, is very cool.”

Chris Morris has repeatedly changed his IPL club registration:

Chris Morris: game statistics

Competition category Test ODI FC LA
Matches 4 42 59 105
Runs 173 467 2535 1359
Average performance 38.25 36.58 24.28 30.45
Balls served 623 1894 8956 4423
Best score 69 62 154 90

Chris Morris: international performances

Chris Morris: international performances

Chris Morris took part in South Africa’s test matches against Great Britain for the first time in 2016. Despite local successes, he did not immediately gain a foothold in the national team. So, for example, in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, in which Morris took an active part, the national team could not get out of the group.

The South African missed the 2015 World Cup and was not included in the squad for the next draw. Nevertheless, he still received the coveted invitation a little later, but only after it became known about the injury of his competitor in the position of Anrich Nortje. Morris finished the tournament as the club’s lead bowler.

Nisha Bhavani
Author: Nisha Bhavani Position: Cricket Expert

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