Chris Morris (cricketer)

Christopher Henry Morris (born 30 April 1987) is a former South African professional cricketer who played first-class and List A cricket for Titans and played for South Africa national cricket team. On 11 January 2022, Chris Morris announced retirement from all forms of cricket.[1]

Chris Morris
Personal information
Full name
Christopher Henry Morris
Born (1987-04-30) 30 April 1987 (age 36)
Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South Africa
NicknameTipo, Money-bag Morris
BowlingRight arm fast-medium
RoleBowling allrounder
RelationsWillie Morris (father)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 324)2 January 2016 v England
Last Test27 July 2017 v England
ODI debut (cap 110)10 June 2013 v Pakistan
Last ODI6 July 2019 v Australia
ODI shirt no.2
T20I debut (cap 55)21 December 2012 v New Zealand
Last T20I24 March 2019 v Sri Lanka
T20I shirt no.2
Domestic team information
2009–2012North West
2010–2015Highveld Lions
2013Chennai Super Kings
2015Rajasthan Royals
2016–2019Delhi Capitals (squad no. 2)
2018/19–2019/20Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
2019Hampshire (squad no. 2)
2019/20Sydney Thunder (squad no. 24)
2020Royal Challengers Bangalore
2021Rajasthan Royals
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 4 42 60 105
Runs scored 173 467 2,571 1,359
Batting average 24.71 20.30 32.96 26.64
100s/50s 0/1 0/1 4/11 0/4
Top score 69 62 154 90*
Balls bowled 623 1,894 9,058 4,423
Wickets 12 48 196 126
Bowling average 38.25 36.58 24.48 30.45
5 wickets in innings 0 0 4 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 1 0
Best bowling 3/38 4/31 8/44 4/23
Catches/stumpings 5/– 9/– 53/– 28/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 11 January 2022

Domestic career edit

In September 2018, Morris was named in the Titans' squad for the 2018 Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy.[2] The following month, he was named in Nelson Mandela Bay Giants' squad for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament.[3][4] He was the leading wicket-taker for the team in the tournament, with nine dismissals in seven matches.[5]

In September 2019, Morris was named in the squad for the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants team for the 2019 Mzansi Super League tournament.[6] In April 2021, he was named in Northerns' squad, ahead of the 2021–22 cricket season in South Africa.[7]

Indian Premier League edit

After several years of success in the Indian Premier League, he was sold for over US$1 million at the 2016 auction. Morris achieved his highest T20 score during that season's competition, scoring 82 not out from only 32 balls, an innings which included four fours and eight sixes. He was released by the Delhi Capitals ahead of the 2020 IPL auction[8] and was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore. In 2021, he was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs. 16.25 crores (~US$2.3 million), becoming the most expensive player in IPL history.[9]

International career edit

Morris made his Twenty20 International debut for South Africa in December 2012 against New Zealand. He took two wickets during the match but suffered an injury and was unable to complete his final over.[10] He made his One Day International debut in June 2013 against Pakistan in the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy[11] and his Test debut against England on 2 January 2016.[12]

Morris was selected as part of South Africa's Test, ODI and T20I squads for their tour of England in 2017 and for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. In May 2019, he was added to South Africa's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, replacing Anrich Nortje who was ruled out with a hand injury.[13] He finished the tournament as the leading wicket-taker for South Africa, with 13 dismissals in eight matches.[14]

References edit

  1. ^ Sportstar, Team. "South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris retires from all forms of cricket". Sportstar. Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  2. ^ "Titans name strong squad for Abu Dhabi T20 league". Sport24. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Mzansi Super League – full squad lists". Sport24. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Mzansi Super League Player Draft: The story so far". Independent Online. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Mzansi Super League, 2018/19 – Nelson Mandela Bay Giants: Batting and bowling averages". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  6. ^ "MSL 2.0 announces its T20 squads". Cricket South Africa. Archived from the original on 4 September 2019. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  7. ^ "CSA reveals Division One squads for 2021/22". Cricket South Africa. Archived from the original on 20 April 2021. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  8. ^ "Where do the eight franchises stand before the 2020 auction?". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  9. ^ "IPL auction analysis: Do the eight teams have their best XIs in place?". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  10. ^ Chris Morris ruled out of remaining Twenty20s
  11. ^ ICC Champions Trophy 2013: South Africa beat Pakistan by 67 runs : Cricket, News – India Today. (2013-06-10). Retrieved on 2013-12-23.
  12. ^ "England tour of South Africa, 2nd Test: South Africa v England at Cape Town, Jan 2–6, 2016". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  13. ^ "Chris Morris replaces Anrich Nortje in South Africa's CWC19 squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  14. ^ "ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 – South Africa: Batting and bowling averages". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 July 2019.

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