Albie Morkel

AlbieMorkel 41 yrs

South Africa

Born:Jun 10, 1981Vereeniging, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Height:5 ft 10 in
batting style
Left Handed
bowling style
Right-arm fast-medium

Recent form

BattingBowling

17(8)

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DOMESTIC T20

16(9)

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DOMESTIC T20

4(8)

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DOMESTIC T20

17(7)

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DOMESTIC T20

54(30)

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DOMESTIC T20

10(15)

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5(7)

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1(5)

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2(4)

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80(63)

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Bio

Batting Career

FormatMatchesInningsNORunSRAvgHS100s/50s200s4s/6s
ODI584310782100.2623.70970/2071/25
T20I503811572142.2921.19430/0029/39
Test1105881.6958.00580/1010/1
IPL916828974141.9824.35730/3061/55

Bowling Career

FormatMatchesInningsWicketsSRAvg5 WktBFEco
ODI58525041.4637.9804/295.50
T20I50462624.8833.2303/128.01
Test121192.00132.0001/1324.12
IPL91878520.2727.7504/328.21

Teams Played For

South Africa, Africa XI, Chennai Super Kings, Titans, Durham, Somerset, Kandurata Warriors, Perth Scorchers, St Lucia Zouks, Derbyshire, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals, Rising Pune Supergiant, Benoni Zalmi, Durban Heat, South Africa Legends

Albie's Bio

The modern-day Lance Klusener, Albie Morkel was known for his fierce hitting which is why he made a name for himself in the T20s. Morkel belongs to a cricketing family, with his father Albert playing for Transvaal B and brother Morne also playing for South Africa. Albie is a power-hitter lefty and a right-arm medium pacer was earmarked as the new Lance Klusener, but hasn’t been able to live up to his expectations despite some glimpses of match-winning performances.

Albie Morkel made his international debut in 2004 against New Zealand. He didn't really have a great series as he could only bag two wickets in three matches and scored 40 runs in three matches combined. Morkel's international career never really got going as he could only play 58 ODIs, 50 T20Is and a solitary Test.

The former CSK all-rounder was bought by CSK ahead of IPL 2008. Albie Morkel soon became a crucial part of the Chennai-based franchise. He usually took the new ball and donned the finisher’s role. The southpaw was also more than handy with the bat as he helped CSK finish several matches with his exceptional hitting abilities. In 2014, Albie Morkel was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore and subsequently went on to represent Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) in 2015 and now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiants in 2016 in what turned out to be his final IPL season.

Albie couldn't replicate his heroics from his stint with the CSK. In the next few years, the former CSK star plied his trade in several other franchise-based T20 leagues across the world but gained little success. In January 2019, he hung his boots from all forms of cricket and got into the coaching scene. Currently the assistant coach of Namibia, he led the side to their first ICC T20 World Cup tournament in 2021.

(As of April 2021)