Chris Morris

Country: South Africa
Born: April 30, 1987, Pretoria, Transvaal
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowling Allrounder

Chris Morris Bio

Christopher Henry Morris, popularly known as Chris Morris, is a South African cricketer known for his explosive batting, fast bowling, and exceptional fielding skills. Born on April 30, 1987, in Pretoria, South Africa, Morris has made a name for himself in both domestic and international cricket.

Morris developed a passion for cricket at a young age and followed in the footsteps of his father, Willie Morris, who was also a cricketer. He made his first-class debut at the age of 22, representing the Lions franchise. It wasn’t until later in his mid-20s that he caught the attention of national selectors and earned his place in the national team.

With his ability to consistently bowl beyond the 140kph mark and fearlessly bat in the lower order, Morris quickly made a mark in cricketing circles. He proved his worth in the 2011-2012 season when he emerged as the leading wicket-taker in the domestic T20 competition. His exceptional performance earned him a place in the T20 tri-series in Zimbabwe.

Morris’s true breakthrough came in the 2012 Champions League, where he played a crucial role in taking the Lions to the final with his powerful seam bowling skills. This performance caught the attention of IPL teams, and he was eventually bought by the Chennai Super Kings for more than 31 times his base price. This made him the IPL’s biggest South African beneficiary at the time.

Despite his success in T20 cricket, Morris always asserted that he was not just a limited-overs specialist. His impressive first-class season in 2010-2011, where he averaged over 60 with the bat, further proved his all-round abilities. Morris continued to excel in the domestic season, showing his prowess as a bowler in the Sunfoil Series. His exceptional performances did not go unnoticed, and he was rewarded with a Test call-up.

In 2015-2016, with South Africa facing injury woes in their bowling department, Morris made his Test debut against England. He showcased his batting skills in his very first match, scoring a crucial 69 runs. He carried this form into limited-overs cricket, delivering match-winning performances for his team.

One of the highlights of Morris’s career was his debut season in the Indian Premier League. Playing for the Delhi Daredevils, he showed his worth by scoring 62 runs off just 38 balls, helping South Africa draw level in a series against England. Morris’s exceptional performances continued, and he played a pivotal role in securing thrilling victories for his team.

Although his bowling performance in the 2016 World T20 was not up to par, Morris continued to be a valuable asset for his teams in various leagues around the world. Known for his ability to hit big sixes and take crucial wickets, he is regarded as one of the most dynamic all-rounders in modern cricket.

Off the field, Morris is known for his hardworking and down-to-earth demeanor. He continues to be an inspiration to aspiring cricketers, proving that dedication and determination can lead to success.

With a promising cricket career and many milestones already under his belt, Chris Morris remains a key player in South African cricket and a force to be reckoned with on the international stage.

Chris Morris Career Stats

Chris Morris Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 0 173 69 24.71 362 47.79 0 1 25 0 5 0
T20Is 23 13 4 133 55* 14.77 102 130.39 0 1 12 5 6 0
ODIs 42 27 4 467 62 20.3 465 100.43 0 1 36 15 9 0
FC 60 88 10 2571 154 32.96 3727 68.98 4 11 321 43 53 0
List A 105 70 19 1359 90* 26.64 1145 118.68 0 4 117 55 28 0
T20s 234 153 60 1868 82* 20.08 1245 150.04 0 3 128 95 104 0

Chris Morris Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 4 8 623 459 12 3/38 5/45 38.25 4.42 51.9 0 0 0
T20Is 23 23 498 697 34 4/27 4/27 20.5 8.39 14.6 1 0 0
ODIs 42 40 1894 1756 48 4/31 4/31 36.58 5.56 39.4 2 0 0
FC 60 104 9058 4800 196 8/44 12/101 24.48 3.17 46.2 10 4 1
List A 105 98 4423 3837 126 4/23 4/23 30.45 5.2 35.1 6 0 0
T20s 234 231 4962 6441 290 4/9 4/9 22.21 7.78 17.1 9 0 0

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