• Albie Morkel

    • Role: Batter
    • Batting: Left Hand Batter
    • Bowling: Right arm,medium fast
    • Date of Birth: June 10, 1981
    • Place of Birth: South Africa

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Albie Morkel is a fearsome and devastating big hitter with incredible bat speed that has often seen him compared with Lance Klusener – and with good reason. He has a strike rate of 100 in the ODI format and an incredible 142 in the T20 game. He made one Test appearance against Australia in 2009, ironically replacing his younger brother, but has not managed to make further progress in the five-day game. He was, however, called up as a reserve for the Test squad in England in 2012 but did not get game time.

His away swing bowling at a lively pace has often resulted in his taking the new ball, particularly for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, and this, together with his safe pair of hands in the outfield, makes him a good limited overs package.

He was overlooked for the 2011 World Cup but he regained his ODI place for the home series against Sri Lanka in 2011/12 and the subsequent tour of New Zealand. He also earned a recall for the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh in 2014.

He is a member of a famous cricketing family with his father also having played first-class cricket in addition to his two international sons. The eldest son could well have played first-class cricket as well but for injury and is now a respected coach.

Statistics

Batting
Format M IN NO R HS AVG SR 100S 50S CT ST
Tests 1 1 0 58 58 58.00 81.69 0 1 0 0
ODIs 58 43 10 782 97 23.69 100.25 0 2 15 0
T20Is 50 38 11 572 43 21.18 142.28 0 0 17 0
First-class 77 114 21 4117 204* 44.26 8 23 34 0
List A 212 168 42 3764 134* 29.87 2 17 53 0
Twenty20 298 239 87 3952 73* 26.00 137.94 0 11 64 0
Bowling
Format Mat Balls runs wkts bbm avg econ sr 4w 5w
Tests 1 192 132 1 1/132 132.00 4.12 192.0 0 0
ODIs 58 2073 1899 50 4/29 37.98 5.49 41.4 2 0
T20Is 50 647 864 26 3/12 33.23 8.01 24.8 0 0
First-class 77 11807 6148 203 30.28 3.12 58.1 5
List A 212 7827 6535 209 4/23 31.26 5.00 37.4 5 0
Twenty20 298 4858 6179 240 4/25 25.74 7.63 20.2 3 0

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