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Morris hoping to create World Cup history

Wed, 22nd May 2019

Standard Bank Proteas all-rounder Chris Morris

South Africa's bowling all-rounder, Chris Morris, is dreaming big as the Proteas crank up their preparations for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

The Proteas head into the world showpiece with little expected of them, a stark contrast of tournaments gone by. This, though, could well play into their favour as they aim to create history in England.

South Africa kick-start their pursuit of a maiden world crown against the hosts on 30 May and in build-up to the clash, Morris is dreaming big.

The 32-year-old is taking everything in his stride, having been called up as a late replacement for the injured Anrich Nortje.

"To be given an opportunity to create history for South African cricket is an awesome feeling and it's quite humbling," Morris said last week as quoted by News24.

"To be the first team to get to a World Cup final and then, hopefully, to win it would be phenomenal.

"It's an absolute dream, but to get to that dream we have quite a few steps to get through."

He continued: "As a team we're focusing on our first game. That's probably the most important one and we aren't looking too far ahead.

"If you want to climb a mountain you can't look up, you need to look down first.

"Our first target is to win that game and hopefully make a statement."