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Personal Information

Full NameChristopher Henry Morris
BornApril 30, 1987 Pretoria, Transvaal
Age34 Years, 5 Months, 24 Days
National SideSouth Africa
Batting StyleRight Handed
BowlingRight-arm fast medium
SportCricket

Ranking

TestODIT20
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Man of the Match

TestODIT20World CupCL
01200

Career Information

Teams PlayedSouth Africa, Hampshire, North West Dragons, South Africa A, South African Invitation XI, Surrey, Titans, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians, Highveld Lions, Sydney Thunder, Barbados Royals, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Durban Qalandars, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, Team Abu Dhabi, KG’s Kingfishers
Career Span

Christopher Henry Morris Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

MIN/ORHS100s50s4s6sAVGS/RCTSTDucksR/O
Test
47017369 v ENG0125024.7147.795000
ODI
4227446762 v ENG01361520.30100.439004
World Cup
8417442 v IND004324.66121.313000
T20I
2313413355* v PAK0112514.77130.396030
CL
7546026* v RR005160.00142.851001
IPL
80502361882* v GL02413522.88156.06380113

Bowling Performance

IOMRWBest3s5sAVGE/RS/RMtc
Test
8103.515459123/38 v ENG1038.254.4251.914
ODI
40315.4101756484/31 v SL5036.585.5639.4540
World Cup
763.45341133/13 v AFG3026.235.3529.387
T20I
23833697344/27 v AFG1020.508.3914.6423
CL
725118582/7 v DC0023.127.4018.757
IPL
80282.412267944/23 v KKR8024.118.0218.0480

Christopher Henry Morris Profile

A talented all-rounder from Pretoria, Chris Morris plays for the Lions in South Africa's domestic setup. He gave standout performances in the 2012 domestic league in South Africa, fetching 21 wickets in 12 games, and his strike-rate in the lower order with the bat was around 200. That prompted the selectors to name him in the 15-man squad for South Africa's unofficial tri-series in Zimbabwe, which included Bangladesh as well.


Morris’s role as the spearhead of the Lions attack became an important development for the team and in 2012; he was named in their T20 squad for the Champions League T20 to be held in their home country. Later that year, he was called up to the T20I squad that resulted in his international debut against New Zealand. Morris had a fruitful debut as he picked up 2 wickets in his maiden outing. The following year, he was one of the most talked-about players in the IPL auction. Morris was bought by the Chennai Super Kings for the tournament's sixth season. He played a vital role for them as the team reached the final.


Morris was one of the biggest buys in the Indian T20 League as he became a part of Delhi in 2016. The South African lived up to the billing as he finished as the leading wicket-taker for them. The international career for Morris has not progressed the way he would have liked to. Injuries have hampered him but Chris continued to work hard. He nearly missed out on the 2019 World Cup squad but the injury to Anrich Nortje meant that he was included. During the auction for the 13th edition of the Indian T20 League, Morris was snapped by Bangalore for INR 10 crore and in the next edition, he became the costliest player in the history of the League as Rajasthan bought him for a whopping 16.25 cr INR.