Johannes Albertus Morkel better known as Albie Morkel, is a South African cricketer. He is an all-rounder who bowls right-arm medium fast and bats left-handed. His profile is noted for his six hitting abilities in Twenty20 cricket
. During the 2008 Summer season Albie played for Durham County Cricket Club in the North East of England along with fellow South African Shaun Pollock. In 2012, Morkel was confirmed as Somerset Cricket Club's second overseas player alongside Chris Gayle
. In 2007, he made history when he opened the bowling with his brother Morné, the first time two brothers have done so in ODI cricket. Albie played for the Chennai Super Kings since the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League where he had a very successful tournament as an all-rounder. Albie Morkel's big-hitting abilities and consistent bowling performances has been one of the key reasons of the Super Kings' successful run in the Indian Premier League. At the 2012 Indian Premier League, he was the winner of the Super Sixes tournament, with a distance of 105m. he hit 28 runs, highlight in his statistics, in one over of Virat Kohli
's bowling which ultimately brought victory to Chennai Super Kings in the 2012 season.