|Bowls||Right-arm medium fast|
CLT20 2013 Statistics
Batting and Fielding
|Birth Date||30 April 1987|
On Feb 3, 2013, Chris Morris’ life changed forever when the Chennai Super Kings shelled out USD 625,000 to secure his all-round services at the 2013 IPL Player Auction. A bowler capable of generating disconcerting pace and someone who can hit the ball hard, the 25 year-old played a crucial role in propelling the Highveld Lions to the CLT20 final in 2012. He caught the eye of the think-tank at CSK and Mumbai Indians during the tournament in South Africa, which resulted in frantic bidding for him in the IPL Player Auctions 2013. Morris joined his fellow South Africans, Faf du Plessis and Albie Morkel at CSK and made his debut in the 2013 season of the premier tournament. He impressed in the CSK colours, picking up 15 wickets in 16 matches, often picking up the wickets of important batsmen in the opposition ranks.
Morris who had made his T20I debut for South Africa in December 2012 against New Zealand was selected in the national squad after some impressive displays in IPL 2013 and made his ODI debut later in June in the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.