Full Name Albie Morkel
Born June 10, 1981
Vereeniging, Transvaal
Age 36 Years, 1 Months, 12 Days
National Side South Africa
Batting Style Left Handed
Bowling Right-arm medium fast
Teams Played South Africa, Africa XI, Derbyshire, Durham, Easterns, Northerns, Rest of South Africa, South Africa A, South African Invitation XI, South Africa Pres XI, Titans, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, South Africa, Somerset, Kandurata Warriors, St Lucia Stars, Rising Pune Supergiant
Man of the Match Test - 0, ODI - 3, T20I - 3, IPL - 2, CL - 0,
Career Span [Test, 2009], [ODI, 2004 - 2012], [T20I, 2005 - 2015], [IPL, 2008 - 2016], [CL, 2010 - 2013],

Johannes Albertus Morkel aka “Albie” was initiated into the international fold for South Africa in an ODI in 2004 against New Zealand as a bowling all-rounder. In domestic circuits, Albie was regarded as the next Lance Klusener in the making, helped by having the same right-hand ball, left-hand bat combination as Zulu.

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Albie Morkel Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 1 1 0 58 58 v AUS 0 1 10 1 58.00 81.69 - -
ODI 58 43 10 782 97 v ZIM 0 2 71 25 23.69 100.25 15 0
T20I 50 38 11 572 43 v ENG 0 0 29 39 21.18 142.28 17 0
IPL 91 68 28 974 73* v CHE 0 3 61 55 24.35 141.98 19 0
CL 14 11 7 82 26* v CTS 0 0 6 4 20.50 120.58 3 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 2 32 4 132 1 1/44 v AUS 0 0 132.00 4.12 192.00
ODI 52 345.3 13 1899 50 4/29 v BAN 3 0 37.98 5.49 41.46
T20I 46 107.5 2 864 26 3/12 v IND 1 0 33.23 8.01 24.88
IPL 87 287.1 3 2359 85 4/32 v BLR 4 0 27.75 8.21 20.27
CL 14 41.3 0 303 15 3/22 v WYB 1 0 20.20 7.30 16.60

Albie Morkel Profile

Johannes Albertus Morkel aka “Albie” was initiated into the international fold for South Africa in an ODI in 2004 against New Zealand as a bowling all-rounder. In domestic circuits, Albie was regarded as the next Lance Klusener in the making, helped by having the same right-hand ball, left-hand bat combination as Zulu.

It was three years following his debut, in 2007 that Albie rose in stature with an impressive 97 against Zimbabwe and 4 wicket haul against Pakistan on tour. It also led to a jackpot IPL contract with the Chennai in 2008, where he has been a consistent contributor with the bat, apart from his skilful bowling. In 2009, Albie got his first Test cap against Australia, replacing his brother Morne, where he went on to make a fifty on debut and helped South Africa to an innings victory. His role as a finisher in the game is an added asset to his already existing bowling potential but soon, Albie fell out of contention as a confirmed player in the starting XI and continues to be in and out of the limited-overs format. After spending six successful years in the Chennai outfit, he was taken up by Bangalore in the 2014 auction.

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