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Chris Morris


ABOUT

Full NameChristopher Henry Morris

BornApril 30, 1987

Height1.96 m

NationalitySouth African

RoleAll rounder / Right hand Batsman & Right arm fast medium

Relation(s)Lisa Oosthuizen (Spouse)

BATTING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN RUNS BF NO AVG SR 100s 50s HS 4s 6s CT ST
ODIs 42 27 467 465 4 20.30 100.43 0 1 62 36 15 9 0
TESTs 4 7 173 362 0 24.71 47.79 0 1 69 25 0 5 0
T20Is 23 13 133 102 4 14.77 130.39 0 1 55* 12 5 6 0
T20s 209 136 1730 1147 56 21.62 150.82 0 3 82* 121 86 89 0
LISTAs 105 70 1359 1145 19 26.64 118.68 0 4 90* 117 55 28 0
FIRSTCLASS 59 87 2535 3650 10 32.92 69.45 4 11 154 317 43 53 0
BOWLING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN OVERS RUNS WKTS AVG ECO BEST 5Ws 10Ws
ODIs 42 40 315.4 1756 48 36.58 5.56 4/31 0 0
TESTs 4 8 103.5 459 12 38.25 4.42 5/45 0 0
T20Is 23 23 83 697 34 20.50 8.39 4/27 0 0
T20s 209 206 737 5756 259 22.22 7.81 4/9 0 0
LISTAs 105 98 737.1 3837 126 30.45 5.20 4/23 0 0
FIRSTCLASS 59 103 1492.4 4760 196 24.28 3.18 12/101 4 1
ABOUT

Chris Morris Biography


Chris Morris’ cricketing career started off in 2009 with the North West cricket team, a first class cricket team in South Africa. Since then, he has played for his national side and several T20 clubs including Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League(IPL) and also teams like Lions, South African Invitation XI, South Africa A, Titans, Surrey, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Durban Qalandars.


He is a very effective death bowler and also an impactful finisher when it comes to batting. He rose to fame when his skills got him an impressive deal for the 2013 IPL where he made his debut. He had a base price of $20,000 and was bought for a whopping $625,000 by Chennai Super Kings.


Debut

 

Chris Morris made his One Day International debut against Pakistan on June 10, 2013 at Edgbaston. Since then, he’s had a total of 29 ODI appearances. In the 19 innings he has played, he’s scored a total of 324 runs with a strike rate of 97.6 and a high score of 62.

 

As for bowling, his impressive stats make us wonder why he hasn’t played with the country at an earlier point in his life. He has 33 wickets from 28 innings with an economy of 5.56 and an average of 36.55 runs per wicket.


He made his Test debut against England on January 2, 2016 at Newlands. Being a newcomer in test cricket, he’s played only 4 matches so far. Out of 7 batting innings, he’s scored a total of 173 runs with 69 as his highest test score.

 

In terms of bowling, he has bowled 623 balls in 8 innings and has conceded 459 runs and has taken 12 wickets with his best bowling innings being 38/3 and best bowling match being 45/5. He also has an impressive economy of 4.42 runs per over and an average of 38.25 runs per wicket.


Rise to glory

 

Chris Morris’ rise to fame was in the 2011/12 season of First Class cricket where he was the highest wicket-taker in the domestic T20 competition with 21 wickets.

 

Later that season, he helped his team - Lions reach the final of the 2012 Champions League. A year after that, in 2013, he was signed by Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, where his commendable performance took his team to the finals where they lost to Mumbai Indians.

 

In 2016, he was signed by Delhi Daredevils for $1 million. He proved himself worth every penny the club spent by finishing as their leading wicket-taker that season.

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