Chris Morris (cricketer)

Christopher Henry Morris (born 30 April 1987) is a South African international cricketer who plays first-class and List A cricket for Titans.

Chris Morris
Personal information
Full nameChristopher Henry Morris
Born (1987-04-30) 30 April 1987 (age 33)
Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South Africa
BowlingRight arm fast-medium
RelationsWillie Morris (father)
International information
National side
Test debut2 January 2016 v England
Last Test27 July 2017 v England
ODI debut10 June 2013 v Pakistan
Last ODI6 July 2019 v Australia
ODI shirt no.2
T20I debut21 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)
2019Hampshire (squad no. 2)
2019/20Sydney Thunder (squad no. 24)
2020Royal Challengers Bangalore
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 4 42 59 105
Runs scored 173 467 2,535 1,359
Batting average 24.71 20.30 32.92 26.64
100s/50s 0/1 0/1 4/11 0/4
Top score 69 62 154 90*
Balls bowled 623 1,894 8,956 4,423
Wickets 12 48 196 126
Bowling average 38.25 36.58 24.28 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, 29 December 2019

Domestic careerEdit

In September 2018, he was named in the Titans' squad for the 2018 Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy.[1] The following month, he was named in Nelson Mandela Bay Giants' squad for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament.[2][3] He was the leading wicket-taker for the team in the tournament, with nine dismissals in seven matches.[4]

In September 2019, he was named in the squad for the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants team for the 2019 Mzansi Super League tournament.[5]


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 again played the 2019 IPL for Delhi Capitals and helped them qualify for the playoffs. He was released by the Delhi Capitals ahead of the 2020 IPL auction.[6] In the 2020 IPL auction, he was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the 2020 Indian Premier League.[7]

International careerEdit

Morris made his Twenty20I debut for South Africa on 21 December 2012 against New Zealand. He had figures of 3.4-0-19-2 in that game before suffering an injury.[8]

Morris made his One Day International debut for South Africa on 10 June 2013 against Pakistan as part of the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.[9]

He made his Test debut for South Africa against England on 2 January 2016.[10]

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.

On 7 May 2019, Morris was added to South Africa's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, replacing Anrich Nortje, who was ruled out with a hand injury.[11] He finished the tournament as the leading wicket-taker for South Africa, with thirteen dismissals in eight matches.[12]


  1. ^ "Titans name strong squad for Abu Dhabi T20 league". Sport24. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Mzansi Super League - full squad lists". Sport24. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Mzansi Super League Player Draft: The story so far". Independent Online. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Mzansi Super League, 2018/19 - Nelson Mandela Bay Giants: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  5. ^ "MSL 2.0 announces its T20 squads". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Where do the eight franchises stand before the 2020 auction?". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  7. ^ "IPL auction analysis: Do the eight teams have their best XIs in place?". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  8. ^ Chris Morris ruled out of remaining Twenty20s
  9. ^ ICC Champions Trophy 2013: South Africa beat Pakistan by 67 runs : Cricket, News - India Today. (2013-06-10). Retrieved on 2013-12-23.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "Chris Morris replaces Anrich Nortje in South Africa's CWC19 squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  12. ^ "ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 - South Africa: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 July 2019.

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