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Morne Morkel Biography & Latest News

Born : October 6, 1984

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Morne Morkel is a cricketer who plays Test and limited overs cricket for South Africa. He is a right-arm fast bowler and a useful lower order left-handed batsman. In 2012, Morne took 25 wickets in 16 matches and collected the Purple Cap for the best wicket-taking bowler. Morkel began his first class career with a match for Easterns against the touring West Indians. He claimed his first top-class wicket by dismissing Ramnaresh Sarwan, caught by Daryll Cullinan for 72, and improved to four no-balls in six overs. In the 2004–05 season, Morkel played three more first class matches. Morkel earned the call up to the first-tier Titans for the final game of the SuperSport Series season, and took three for 90 on the first day, which he improved to five for 122 before their opponents Western Province Boland declared. He made his ODI debut playing for an Africa XI side again their Asian counterparts and took 3 wickets. In the following game he opened the bowling with his brother Albie Morkel and this was the first time in ODI history that two brothers have done so. Morkel was then selected in the South African squad for the inaugural Twenty20 World Championship in South Africa, and went on to become one of the stars of the tournament. In October 2012, alongside Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander, Morne Morkel was part of a South African pace attack bowling coach and former test cricketer Allan Donald called the best the country had ever produced.  

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South Africa vs India 2018: Morne Morkel not impressed with Centurion pitch
South Africa vs India 2018: Morne Morkel not impressed with Centurion pitch
Faf du Plessis had made it very clear that he wanted a pitch that could offer pace and bounce for his fast bowlers.
Cape Town cheers the rain of wickets as South Africa crush India in Dale Steyn’s comeback Test
Cape Town cheers the rain of wickets as South Africa crush India in Dale Steyn’s comeback Test
South Africa won the match by 72 runs on day 4.
Final session of a day will be crucial against India: Morne Morkel
Final session of a day will be crucial against India: Morne Morkel
Morkel has featured in all but one of South Africa's Tests since March.
South Africa thrash Zimbabwe in two days
South Africa thrash Zimbabwe in two days
Forced to follow on after being bowled out for 68 in their first innings, Zimbabwe were shot out for 121 runs in their second innings.
South Africa vs India 2018: Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander declared fit for Test series
South Africa vs India 2018: Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander declared fit for Test series
With Chris Morris and Dale Steyn also cleared fit, South Africa will have plenty of pace options.
10 great cricketers who were terrible fielders
10 great cricketers who were terrible fielders
A quick look at 10 great cricketers who were not really a safe pair of hands in the field.
South Africa coach Gibson adjusts sights to World Cup
South Africa coach Gibson adjusts sights to World Cup
Newly-appointed coach sets sight on 2019.
South Africa could lose Morne Morkel as Counties target him as a Kolpak signing
South Africa could lose Morne Morkel as Counties target him as a Kolpak signing
Counties are targeting Morne Morkel as a potential Kolpak Signing ahead of the 2018 season.
England vs South Africa 2017, 4th Test: Day 3, 5 talking points
England vs South Africa 2017, 4th Test: Day 3, 5 talking points
England edged ahead at stumps on day 3, leading by 360 runs.
Morne Morkel says career 'nearly finished'
Morne Morkel says career 'nearly finished'
The South Africa fast bowler expressed doubts over his participation in the 2019 World Cup.
South Africa vs England 2017: 2nd Test, 5 talking points
South Africa vs England 2017: 2nd Test, 5 talking points
South Africa gave a sound thrashing to a hapless England side at Trent Bridge.
South Africa vs England 2017 2nd Test, Day 3: 5 talking points
South Africa vs England 2017 2nd Test, Day 3: 5 talking points
South Africa look all set to level the four match series on Day 4 with England needing 474 to win.
England vs South Africa 2017: 2nd Test day 2, 5 talking points
England vs South Africa 2017: 2nd Test day 2, 5 talking points
South Africa dominated proceedings on a day that saw 15 wickets fall.
South Africa vs England 2017: 2nd Test day 1, 5 talking points
South Africa vs England 2017: 2nd Test day 1, 5 talking points
South Africa start the second Investec Test on a strong note at Trent Bridge after batting first.
England vs South Africa 2017, 1st Test: 5 talking points
England vs South Africa 2017, 1st Test: 5 talking points
England crushed South Africa by 211 runs in the first Test of the four match series at Lord's.
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