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Morne Morkel Biography & Latest News

Morne Morkel Biography

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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I was told that I would never be able to play cricket again, says Morne Morkel
I was told that I would never be able to play cricket again, says Morne Morkel
The 32-year old bowler has ruled himself out of the 2017 IPL in order to ease his comeback into the national side.
Faf du Plessis - No longer in the shadows
Faf du Plessis - No longer in the shadows
Faf du Plessis is transforming from a good to a great player at just the right time for South Africa.
IPL Auction 2017: 5 international players who could start a bidding war
IPL Auction 2017: 5 international players who could start a bidding war
The IPL auction will take place in Bangalore during the third or fourth week of February.
IPL auction 2017: One player who can complete each IPL side
IPL auction 2017: One player who can complete each IPL side
One player for each team who can make their squad complete.
IPL Released Players XI
IPL Released Players XI
A look at the released players XI for the players released for the upcoming auctions.
5 players who should not have been released by their IPL franchises
5 players who should not have been released by their IPL franchises
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SK Flashback: When AB de Villiers smashed the fastest century of all-time
SK Flashback: When AB de Villiers smashed the fastest century of all-time
Reliving the insane 31-ball ODI hundred which helped de Villiers tear the record books apart.
The brains behind South African cricket is a man from Chennai - Prasanna Agoram
The brains behind South African cricket is a man from Chennai - Prasanna Agoram
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Sunrisers Hyderabad release Trent Boult; Delhi Daredevils release Imran Tahir and Pawan Negi
Sunrisers Hyderabad release Trent Boult; Delhi Daredevils release Imran Tahir and Pawan Negi
Negi was bought for a massive sum in the auction held at the start of 2016.
Kevin Pietersen, Dale Steyn, Eoin Morgan among others released by IPL franchises
Kevin Pietersen, Dale Steyn, Eoin Morgan among others released by IPL franchises
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Dale Steyn wants AB de Villiers to return as South Africa's Test captain
Dale Steyn wants AB de Villiers to return as South Africa's Test captain
The veteran speedster does not agree with former skipper Graeme Smith's views.
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From carrying drinks to leading the South African line-up - The transformation of Kyle Abbott
An eventful career spanning three years deserves more recognition and after yet another good show, Abbott has every right to be in the 11.
Australia vs South Africa 2016: 5 things South Africa should do to come out on top in the second Test
Australia vs South Africa 2016: 5 things South Africa should do to come out on top in the second Test
The Proteas prepare to take on a wounded Aussie side and will need to brush up on their weaknesses to come out on top.
Australia vs South Africa 2016: 5 things South Africa should do to win the first Test
Australia vs South Africa 2016: 5 things South Africa should do to win the first Test
A take on Proteas' check list ahead of the first Test at Perth, starting on November 3.
Top ten performances by David Warner across all formats
Top ten performances by David Warner across all formats
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