Morne Morkel bowls right arm fast and bats left handedly in the South Africa cricket team. He has also played for Yorkshire, titans, Rajasthan Royals, Kent, Easterns and Africa XI. Presently, he has been retained by the team of Delhi Daredevils team to play at the IPL 5 season 2012.

Morkel debuted in Test cricket in the match between South Africa and India at Durban (Kingsmead) from 26th to 30th December 2006. In the 1st innings, he was the No. 10 batsman and he remained unbeaten on 31 in 52 deliveries. He bowled 18 overs, out of which 1 was maiden, conceded 86 runs and made 3 dismissals. In the 2nd innings, he played at the No. 9 spot and made 27 runs in 41 deliveries. 25 runs were scored off his 6 overs and he failed to take any wicket. South African won this match by 174 runs.

Morkel played his first One day International on 6th June 2007 at Bangalore (M Chinnaswamy Stadium). This was a match between Asia XI and Africa XI. He bowled 10 overs, out of which 1 was maiden, conceded 68 runs and took 3 wickets. He was allocated the No. 11 batting spot where he remained unbeaten on 4. Asia XI won this match by 34 runs.

Team 1087 kolkata knight riders Kolkata Knight Riders
Role Bowler
Born 6 Oct 1984
Nationality South Africa South Africa
Nickname Tuna
Team History
649 south africa national cricket team South Africa 2019 - present
1087 kolkata knight riders Knight Riders 2020 - present
Easterns cricket team Easterns 2003 - present
Titans cricket team 2004 - present
Surrey County Cricket Club Surrey County 2018 - present
649 south africa national cricket team South Africa 2007 - 2018
1087 kolkata knight riders Knight Riders 2014 - 2016
St Lucia Zouks 2016
Delhi Daredevils 2011 - 2013
1089 rajasthan royals Rajasthan Royals 2009 - 2010
Yorkshire County Cricket Club Yorkshire County 2008
689 kent county cricket club Kent 2007

Career Highlights

Morne took 139 wickets in 39 Test matches and bowled 7560 balls in which 4174 runs were scored. His bowling strike rate was 54.3 and bowling average was 30.02. He appeared in 54 One day Internationals wherein he bowled 2684 deliveries and conceded 2179 runs while taking 94 wickets. His economy rate was 4.87.

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  • Profile image 46x46

    to say we took a bit of a beating in that match and it poteprmd me to write a little piece on our 2011 World Cup prospects and the make up of our team that would hopefully do the business. A year later and after another

  • Profile image 46x46

    i like morne morkel very much