Chris Morris (cricketer)
|Full name||Christopher Henry Morris|
|Born||30 April 1987|
Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa
|Relations||Willie Morris (father)|
|Test debut||2 January 2016 v England|
|Last Test||27 July 2017 v England|
|ODI debut||10 June 2013 v Pakistan|
|Last ODI||16 February 2018 v India|
|ODI shirt no.||2|
|T20I debut||21 December 2012 v New Zealand|
|Last T20I||24 March 2019 v Sri Lanka|
|T20I shirt no.||2|
|Domestic team information|
|2013||Chennai Super Kings|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 24 March 2019
He is known for his aggressive middle order batting, death bowling and steep bounce as a pace bowler.
The right arm fast bowler who has taken 35 T20 wickets from 24 innings at an average of 16.68 at an impressive economy rate of 6.57. Morris is also a handy big-hitting batsman lower down the order and has a strike rate of over 175.
Morris gave a standout performance in the 2012 domestic league in South Africa, where he fetched 21 wickets in 12 games and his strike-rate with the bat was around 200. He was also the top wicket taker in the 2015 Ram Slam T20 domestic tournament.
In September 2018, he was named in the Titans' squad for the 2018 Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy. The following month, he was named in Nelson Mandela Bay Giants' squad for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament. He was the leading wicket-taker for the team in the tournament, with nine dismissals in seven matches.
After several years of success in the IPL, he fetched over US$1 million at the 2016 IPL auction. Morris achieved his highest score in all formats of T20 during IPL 2016 playing against Gujarat Lions. Morris scored 82* runs off just 32 balls with 4 fours and 8 sixes, against the Lions in the Feroz Shah Kotla. Morris was retained for 7.1 crore for the 2018 IPL, but was later ruled out of the tournament, due to an injury he sustained during the first few matches.
He starred in the South Africa - England one day series in February 2016, making 62 off 38 balls to level the series in the 4th ODI.
On 19 February 2017, he picked up 4 wickets early in his 7-over spell in a rain-delayed 34-over-a-side game, but in the final two overs he conceded 38 runs despite picking up 4 wickets against New Zealand.
Morris was selected as part of South Africa's Test, ODI and T20I squads for their tour of England, which ran from May 2017 until August 2017. Morris was also selected as part of South Africa's squad for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, in which South Africa failed to make it out of the group stage.
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- Chris Morris ruled out of remaining Twenty20s
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