PLAYER PROFILE

Morne Morkel, Right Hand Batsman, South Africa


SOUTH AFRICA


Name
Morne Morkel

Country
South Africa

Date of Birth
October 6, 2021

Place of Birth
Vereeniging, Transvaal

Batting Style
Left Handed

Bowling Style
Right-arm fast

ODI Debut
June 6, 2021 v Asia XI

Test Debut
December 26, 2021 v India

T20 Debut
September 11, 2021 v West Indies

  • TESTs
  • ODIs
  • T20s
Morne Morkel was termed as a bowler with "genuine pace" by former South African fast bowler Allan Donald. Morne made his first appearance in first class cricket at the age of 19 for Easterns against the touring West Indians. Initially, he struggled with no-balls for a long time.

Morkel is a right-arm fast bowler with decent pace and a useful lower order left handed batsman. He made his ODI debut playing for an Africa XI side against Asia XI in June 2007 and took 3 wickets. In the following game he opened the bowling with his brother Albie and this was the first time in ODI history that two brothers have achieved the feat.

Morkel was selected in the South African squad for the inaugural World Twenty20 in South Africa, and performed brilliantly. Morkel bowled with consistent pace and accuracy, finishing with 9 wickets at 13.33 and an economy rate of 6.00, considered excellent in this form of the game. This haul included a match-winning spell of 4/17 against New Zealand. He was subsequently selected for the tour of Pakistan, but unfortunately suffered a broken bone in his foot in the warm-up match preceding the first test. Soon after he retained his place in the squad

TESTs BATTING vs ALL TEAMS
M
INN
NO
Runs
HS
100s
50s
Avg
Srr
22
27
2
336
40
0
0
13.44
44.09
TESTs BOWLING vs ALL TEAMS
M
Overs
Runs
Mdns
Wkts
Avg
Best
Econ
22
699
2451
103
76
32.25
5/50
3.5