Chris Morris (cricketer)

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Chris Morris
Personal information
Full name Christopher Henry Morris
Born (1987-04-30) 30 April 1987 (age 31)
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowling All-rounder
Relations Willie Morris (father)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 324) 2 January 2016 v England
Last Test 27 July 2017 v England
ODI debut (cap 110) 10 June 2013 v Pakistan
Last ODI 10 February 2018 v India
ODI shirt no. 2
Domestic team information
Years Team
2009–2012 North West
2010–2015 Highveld Lions
2013 Chennai Super Kings
2015 Rajasthan Royals
2015–present Titans
2016–present Delhi Daredevils
2016 Surrey
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 4 29 48 64
Runs scored 173 324 1,957 855
Batting average 24.71 20.25 31.06 26.71
100s/50s 0/1 0/1 3/10 0/3
Top score 69 62 154 90*
Balls bowled 623 1302 7,248 2,496
Wickets 12 33 152 73
Bowling average 38.25 36.54 25.44 29.89
5 wickets in innings 0 0 2 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 1 n/a
Best bowling 3/38 4/31 8/44 4/30
Catches/stumpings 5/– 5/– 43/– 18/–
Source: CricketArchive, 4 January 2017

Christopher Henry Morris (born 30 April 1987) is a South African international cricketer who plays first-class and List A cricket for Titans. He is a member of the Delhi Daredevils team, who play in the Indian Premier League.

He is known for his aggressive middle order batting, death bowling and steep bounce as a seam bowler.

He has a particularly impressive first class record, with a batting average of 31.0 and a bowling average of 25.0.

Domestic career[edit]

The right arm fast bowler who has taken 35 T20 wickets from 24 innings at an average of 16.68 at an impressive economy rate of 6.57. Morris is also a handy big-hitting batsman lower down the order and has a strike rate of over 175.

Morris gave a standout performance in the 2012 domestic league in South Africa, where he fetched 21 wickets in 12 games and his strike-rate with the bat was around 200. He was also the top wicket taker in the 2015 Ram Slam T20 domestic tournament.


After several years of success in the IPL, he fetched over US$1 million at the 2016 IPL auction. Morris achieved his highest score in all formats of T20 during IPL 2016 playing against Gujarat Lions. Morris scored 82* runs off just 32 balls with 4 fours and 8 sixes, against the Lions in the Feroz Shah Kotla. Morris was retained for 7.1 crore for the 2018 IPL, but was later ruled out of the tournament, due to an injury he sustained during the first few matches.

International career[edit]

Morris made his Twenty20I debut for South Africa on 21 December 2012 against New Zealand. He had figures of 3.4-0-19-2 in that game before suffering an injury.[1]

Morris made his One Day International debut for South Africa on 10 June 2013 against Pakistan as part of the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.[2]

He made his Test debut for South Africa against England on 2 January 2016.[3]

He starred in the South Africa - England one day series in February 2016, making 62 off 38 balls to level the series in the 4th ODI.

On 19 February 2017, he picked up 4 wickets early in his 7-over spell in a rain-delayed 34-over-a-side game, but in the final two overs he conceded 38 runs despite picking up 4 wickets against New Zealand.

Morris was selected as part of South Africa's Test, ODI and T20I squads for their tour of England, which ran from May 2017 until August 2017. Morris was also selected as part of South Africa's squad for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, in which South Africa failed to make it out of the group stage.

International awards[edit]

One Day International cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 England The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 12 February 2016 9-0-52-1 ; 62 (38 balls, 3x4, 4x6)  South Africa won by 1 wicket.[4]

Twenty 20 International cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Series Date Opponent Match Performance Result
1 2016 ICC World T20 20 March 2016 Afghanistan DNB ; 4-0-27-4  South Africa won by 37 runs.[5]
2 South Africa in England in 2017 23 June 2017 England 12 (11 balls: 1x4) ; 4-0-18-2  South Africa won by 3 runs.[6]


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