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Morne Morkel

Morné Morkel (born 6 October 1984) is a cricketer who plays Test and limited overs cricket for South Africa.

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Champions Trophy: Morne Morkel wary of Virat Kohli threat - Times of India
: It's going to take a big team effort to knock over says Morne Morkel…
Morne Morkel troubling Pakistan batsmen with short balls. His bowling average (18.20) in ODIs against Pakistan is his bes…
Morne Morkel in his first 6 overs: 6 - 1 - 9 - 3. His 7th over goes for 9 runs. Pakistan are 17 ahead on the DLS equation.
Morne Morkel set to return for South Africa as Test series kicks off in Dunedin
Now or never for Morne Morkel as his comeback is confirmed ahead of the Dunedin Test:
We honestly don't need no Dale Steyn,Morne Morkel nor Vern Philander in our ODI setup .. LET THE KIDS HAVE FUN!
Dale Steyn & Morne Morkel are toughest bowlers I faced : David Warner. Hey Steyn Gun, Say some words for about that
please buy Morne Morkel,Trent Boult and Albie Morkel this Vivo IPL 2017. I am a big fan and I am playing in fantasy league for RPS in 2017
The. brilliance of Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel. and Philander have kept him on the. bench
Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel are still there, many pacers in the franchises will get an opportunity to Makhaya Ntini themselves
still think Morne Morkel will be great fit to current attack.. On SA grounds drop spinner. Let JP & Faf bowl..
Morne Morkel/Dale Steyn should be 12th man and wait for their chance when they recover from injury
Yeah. Can Morne Morkel not be a thing anymore please
started reading your book AB! Great one so far. Are you,morne morkel and Dale Steyn all injured? Touring England next summer
The seam bowling attack of Philander, Abbott and Rabada show that they might not miss Dale Steyn or Morne Morkel. Scary.
Is morne morkel still in the proteas picture?
Just finished an excellent piece by in on big morne morkel. 1 quest though on the consensus that he was "too nice"
Morne Morkel batsmen used to fear Steyn and Morne. now they fear Abbott and KG
i hear that AB and styn are on recovery, what about morne morkel , where is he?
Wayne Parnell returns to the squad while AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel & Rilee Rossouw all miss out due to…
Morne Morkel always turns to his left and then starts his run up
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Proteas Pacer Morne Morkel with his surfing board. .
AB de Villiers and Morne Morkel are set to play for their franchise, Titans, next week to prove their fitness for the up…
With AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel all injured, South Africa have seen the future. They will see it again in this series,
please pick kp and morne morkel in Delhi team we need a batsman like kp and bowler like mm.
Two reasons why South Africa is the only team with 20 wkt taking ability away from home - Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel
. Yup.. Take Morne Morkel or Johnson to our side. Or both
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 27: Morne Morkel and his son Arias walk on the field after day four of…
Morne Morkel relaxes with his son Arias after winning Test Series 2-1 against Australia in Adelaide
We'll be very very dangerous when AB de viliers and Steyn comes back, we still have Morne Morkel
Rabada's batting is going the Morné Morkel route. From promising low order batsman to very aesthetically pleasing number 11.
Also, is Morne Morkel done? This might be controversial, but I don't think he adds value to our attack. Too short, too wide.
Morne Morkel just abused me for a solid minute and I'm absolutely all about it
Reminded me of Rahul Dravid's dismissal in Kanpur, 2008 when Morne Morkel got one to bounce like that. Unlucky Hameed!
Imran Khan seems to have the Morne Morkel start to his run up going on.
Kyle Abbott - Kevin Pietersen hopes SA selectors will pick Kyle Abbott over Morne Morkel for Hobart Test
There was a lot of tension as Hashim Amla and Morne Morkel had a last-wicket stand of 76 minutes.
Batsmen fear losing their wicket of steyn,abbot,philander,rabada bowling..but they fear their life of morne morkel's bowling
with Morne Morkel not being selected in any of the 3 tests, where do you see his career going? I'm here at the oval.
Sure. Manmohan Singh's knowledge of economics is as wide as this ball of Morne Morkel. 👍🏽 .
Wondering why morne morkel isn't selected to play this D/N test match?
I'm sure Graeme Smith once sent in Morne Morkel as an opener...
Morne Morkel bowls a ball at 173.9kph | Fastest ball in cricket history: via
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Tabraiz Shamsi and Morne Morkel have to play in the final test.
Mornè Morkel on Thursday please Can rest Rabada,series already wrapped up.. plus Sri Lanka also on the way.
Morne Morkel and Niel McKenzie are the fine masters 😂😂
The fastest dodgy speedball reading I've seen was Morne Morkel 178km/h (roughly 111mph) in the IPL.
/without the rascist pigs /that left East London speach less :AB /morne morkel and Dale Steyn /verbally abused kids taking pic
Morne Morkel bowled two spells. Kagiso Rabada has bowled one spell and Philander not playing as a precaution.
Morne Morkel, on the other hand, looks... confused.
Morne Morkel needs to come in for the Maharaj chap so we can have a four man pace attack
Kuldeep Yadav and Colin Munro replaces Morne Morkel and Piyush Chawla for and Kane Williamson replaces Eoin Morgan for
Kane Williamson in for Eoin Morgan. Colin Munro in for Morne Morkel, Kuldeep Yadav replaces Piyush Chawla.
The team consists of bowlers like Morne Morkel, Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan apart from Narine.
"I went to Morne Morkel and told him ‘Listen, give me 12 or 15 runs to work with and let me prove myself toni...
Well, Brad Hogg, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine and Morne Morkel are all super performers and great people to know!
Will never understand why Morne Morkel wasn't picked for the World Cup. South Africa's best fast bowler by a landslide.
Wonder how the SA team selection works.. Morne Morkel out and Chris Morris in.. 2016..
my only problem is that Morne Morkel had been learning and improving for over 10yrs, why has he never been "rested"
Agree fully and Morne Morkel should have been there as well.
...South Africa needs bowlers to bowl teams out..not wanna be batsmen who cannot bowl.Get Morne Morkel back in...
Still don't understand Dale Steyns selection ahead of Morne Morkel who was on song before being dropped
Morne Morkel should be included in that world cup squad. ... Wiese and Morris are too expensive
its too late! They picked the squad and chose to leave out Albie Morkel for wiese and Morne also
Dale Steyn highly overrated in T20s..Morne Morkel is a much better T20 bowler than Steyn but they have'nt included him
Hope we don't regret taking Wiese Bahardien n JP to T20 World Cup. Morne Morkel will be sorely missed.
We don't need Abbot in this team. Just go find and bring back Morne Morkel.
Hi isay take morne morkel to world cup if aroon is found guilty
Abbott using his legacy to defend his Prime Ministership is akin to Steve Smith defending against Morne Morkel's bowling with a toothbrush.
JP Duminy needs to be dropped from the squad and Morne Morkel brought back because JP is not effective at the moment
Why was Chris Morris selected above the likes of Morne Morkel?
Bro!!! For sure!!! "I think Morne Morkel will be missed"
I think Morne Morkel will be missed
I feel like Morne Morkel's time is almost up in the national team! I forsee a test attack headlined by Steyn, Philander and Rabada!
Morne Morkel must forget about the Proteas if these teo keep this up.
Morne Morkel has bowled 17 free hit balls in T20Is, most by any bowler.
Morne is the best Morkel even though he plays for KKR. A team captained by Gambhir, owned by SRK and supported by Bongs.
same with hitting it from the back. Few strikes with the booty and it's outzet like morne morkel. Sies ☹
The sa attack without morne morkel is just average,,no fear factor at all
Kyle Abbott, Morne Morkel , Khangiso Rabada. Saffers got the pacers that you believe that can be successful in subcontinent too.
he did that to Morne Morkel in Centurion 2009 during Championship tournament. And the ball almost fell to my hands
A test of true character: facing a fired up Morne Morkel on a Capetown wicket. Aussiepubkamala
Where is Albie and Morne Morkel??? Eddie Leie??? Linda Zondi and the selection panel are absolutely clueless and have been for a while!!!
Kyle Abbott and Kagiso Rabada picked up 2 wickets each. David Wiese and Morne Morkel got 1 apiece.
Jason Roy is out, run out (Morne Morkel), scored 20 runs in 23 balls, score 36/1 in 5.5 Ov.
Morne Morkel isn't the type of bowler that ever looks on top of his game like Steyn and Broad. You can never expect that from Morkel.
Kagiso Rabada and Kyle Abbott back for South Africa and join Morne Morkel in a much stronger attack than Bloemfontein...England unchanged
Morne Morkel moved up to 10th, Dale Steyn dropped to 4th while Kagiso Rabada jumped from 62nd to 30th in the ICC Test …
Morne Morkel has to be the 2nd worst fielder in the whole world after Mohammed Irfan.
Morne Morkel batting better than Faf Du Plessis. What a time to be alive.
Odd given international cricket's saturated scheduling that Joe Root has never faced Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel before.
Morne Morkel keen to see James Anderson-Dale Steyn battle
Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel & Vernon Philander will be smacking their lips at the prospect at bowling at England, Goffeh!
In Durban I would prefer a 4 pace attack of Steyn, Abbot, Kagiso & Morne Morkel since Steyn is back.
Mike Atherton: Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel comparable to Allan Donald and Shaun *** The bruises have been... …
Anyone but Steyn...: It can't be too often that a tailender pleads to face Morne Morkel.
Piece for Graham Onions on saving Tests in South Africa & preferring to face Morne Morkel than Steyn
Morne Morkel was the last man dismissed, India v South Africa, 4th Test, Delhi, 5th day, December 7, 2015
Morne Morkel was bowling with some serious pace, he is going to be handful. Amla always plays well against England
GALLERY: From Morne Morkel to Dale Steyn - Top 10 Test Bowlers in the world
in the pic u showing option of morne morkel.. He is nt spin bowler
they completed walloped India. and also please bear in mind that they were without Vernon Philander and Morne Morkel for two
Got to feel for Rohit Sharma. When ur days are not good, you tend to get those gems from Morne Morkel. Almost unplayable for a new batsman
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Batsman with highest Strike Rate in South Africa's 4th innings - 33.33 by Morne Morkel (2 in 6 balls).
The best strike rate in South Africa's second innings was Morne Morkel's 33.33. And he scored only 2.
Last wicket to fall was Morne Morkel, bowled by R Ashwin for 0 to dismiss SA for 143 in 143.1 overs
Morne Morkel still processing what just happened!
When it turns in the air. Makes sure Morkel's not there. That's our Morne.
Morne Morkel and Imran Tahir will block the last six overs to ensure draw. Anyone game for a wager?
Morne Morkel(9) has better batting avg. than Rohit Sharma(8.7), du plessis(8.3) & Dane Vilas(7.8) in this series. 😁 😁 😂…
India strengthened their position despite two early strikes by South Africa paceman Morne Morkel on the third day of the fourth and final
Indian opener Vijay fined for dissent: Vijay, who tried to evade a bouncer from paceman Morne Morkel was given...
Murali Vijay made just three runs before being adjudged out to a Morne Morkel bouncer by umpire Bruce Oxenford.
Cricket-India opener Vijay fined for showing dissent: Vijay was given out caught behind off Morne Morkel in In...
Murali Vijay has been fined 30% of his match fee after pointing at his arm guard after been dismissed by Morne Morkel.
Morne morkel after make up. What a great actor he is.
Morne Morkel takes his 3rd. He is really bowling with intelligence.
Umesh has been bowling like Morne Morkel was yesterday morning. Not afraid to go at the batsmen. Amla not looking very settled.
Delhi Test: Great start from Rahane. Caresses Morne Morkel for a boundary to deep point to start the day.
Morne Morkel trying the thing that legend Madan Lal did for his entire career-- bowl off spin off a long run up
Morkel is the hard yards guy: Morne Morkel provides the muscle in the Proteas attack. He bustles in, a...
good option, needs to work hard to prepare from peppering he'll receive from Morne Morkel, which i'm sure he will
2nd ODI: Out. Raina now goes caught behind down the leg off Morne Morkel. India 5 down
Change of bowling Morne Morkel is on attack
This must be the ghost of morne morkel the batsmen who scored a good 30 n.o on test debut. Does he know he doesn't have to hit 4 every ball
Morne Morkel leaves Rabada stranded. SA robbed by an Indian empire
Dhawan dismissed for 23 by Morne Morkel, deceived by the slower one.
Since I was born I knew a guy with the names MORNE MORKEL CANT BE MY HERO
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Morne Morkel . W. Bhuvneshwar to M Morkel, out Caught by Raina!! Edged and that is a fine catch by Raina.
Morne Morkel is livid as if he is a top batsman n got the match so close.
Morne Morkel shadow practising the shot after edging it was awesome
No. 11 Morne Morkel starts with a boundary, but edges to slip, India win by 22 runs to level the series 1-1
Morne Morkel hits a four and is then caught at slip. India win the 2nd ODI by 22 runs. SA 225 all out
Morne Morkel hits his first ball straight down the ground. Edges his next one. Dream over.
OUT!! 9 down SA now.. Tahir departs.. Morne Morkel & Rabada at the crease.
MORNE "Hydos" MORKEL he thinks he is Mathew Hayden
Morne Morkel in now he will be batting with Rabada
Tahir departs. Now Morkel comes in. No idea why Tahir came in ahead of Morne.
Imran Tahir gone. It's now left to Rabada and Morne Morkel to see the Proteas home.
Another one goes down for SA. Morne Morkel the next man in. Kagiso Rabada still there.
There are two bowlers who I think are very tough to play against - Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel. -Virat Kohli
Umar Akmal dispatches Morne Morkel into orbit. Best shot of his career imo.
"It's fantastic to be back here in front of an awesome crowd": Morne Morkel, Man of the Match -
All those loosers blaming please come in the pitch and face One over bowled by Malinga/Dale Steyn/Morne Morkel etc then talk 😡
That Wahab Riaz spell reminds me of the spell Morne Morkel bowled at Micheal Clarke last year!
In terms watching players bowl. I liked Praveen Kumar and Morne Morkel the most.
OUT! Balbirnie falls hooking Morne Morkel to the deep for 58, Ireland 129 for 6
OUT: The short stuff from Morne Morkel does the trick and Sorensen is caught for a valiant 22
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16 - Morne Morkel is the only bowler with a higher ODI play & miss percentage since Jan. 2014 than Mohammad Irfan's 16% (250+ …
Its Done!!! . Proteas wins by 201 runs. marvelous finish Morne Morkel (Y) ;). terrific innings to my *** Hashim...
WATCH: Morne Morkel takes the final wicket as beat by 201 runs.
SA beat Ireland by 201 Runs Big up to Morne Morkel
Final wicket falls. Morne Morkel gets his man. South Africa beat Ireland by 201 runs in Canberra. Ireland all out for 210
Morne Morkel wraps it up for the Proteas. They win by 201-runs. Gutsy from the Irish but they were never in it.
Match 24. 44.6: WICKET! G Dockrell (25) is out, b Morne Morkel, 210 all out
Matthew Hayden reckoning Morne Morkel would fit in well playing Aussie Rules. As if anyone anywhere else cares about Aussie Rules.
JOHANNESBURG: AB de Villiers hit the fastest century in one-day international history as South Africa overwhelmed the West Indies in the second one-day international at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Sunday. De Villiers raced to his century off 31 balls - five balls fewer than the previous record - on the way to an astonishing 149 off 44 balls. With opening batsmen Hashim Amla and Rilee Rossouw also hitting centuries in a South African record first wicket stand, South Africa piled up a massive 439 for two. The West Indies were never likely to chase down a world record target but managed a respectable 291 for seven to give South Africa a 148-run win and a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. The target was never likely to be within the reach of the West Indies, especially after big- hitting Chris Gayle was caught at deep midwicket off Morne Morkel for 19 in the fifth over. Dwayne Smith, caught off a Morkel no-ball in the first over when he had four, made 64 off 65 balls and Denesh Ramdin contributed 57 off ...
What a waste of time!!! Resting Faf Du Plessis for a T20 match. Not to mention the fact that our bowlers, viz. Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander cannot bowl 4 overs ... So those spectators who paid good money to watch AB De Villiers, Hashim Amla and Faf Du Plessis plus top line bowlers will feel justifiably cheated on by CSA ... Anyway, at least we can watch Ontong strut his stuff instead!!! I hope CSA realise that it is the fans that help towards their monthly salaries ... case of the tail wagging the dog.
.Walsh,Min Patel,Paul Wiseman,Colin Miller,Hauritz,Morne Morkel were the bolwers hit for 6 by to get a 100
Tahir being replaced in the attack by Morne Morkel. Shivnarine Chanderpaul the new man in for West Indies.
Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander,AB De villiers and Hashim Amla making South Africa proud. Hoping to see Morne Morkel also on top.
Dale Steyn strengthened his No.1 position in Test cricket while Vernon Philander moved up to 3rd and Morne Morkel climbed 1 spot to 12th
News Corp Australia has published evocative Phillip Hughes tribute columns from Ricky Ponting and South Australian coach Darren Berry. Ponting recalled Hughes' maiden Test tour, when the 20-year-old scored a century in each innings against a star-studded South African attack. "Dale (Steyn), Morne Morkel and Makhaya Ntini can be pretty threatening and they were going hard with the ball and a bit of verbal," Ponting wrote. "I thought I'd better go down there and check how he was but, before I got there, he looked up and grinned at me. "I'm absolutely loving this, he said." Ponting, Australian skipper when Hughes made his Test debut, was among the many past and present cricketers to visit the 25-year-old on the day he died. "It's been hard to smile this week," he wrote. "But when we were at the hospital, there were a lot of stories told and they cheered me up." Ponting revealed another touching tale about the "country boy ... (who) wasn't too familiar with the ways of the world". "He stuffed up big time in E ...
If anyone wants to know how Michael Clarke got through that fiery Morne Morkel spell... Watch his press conference.
It was important to step up, says Morne Morkel:
Australia lose second Carlton Mid ODI The squad will be released at 10.00am WST on tomorrow (Monday) morning. South Africa have beaten Australia by three wickets with 22 overs remaining in the second Carlton Mid ODI match in Perth today. After winning the toss and electing to bat Australia's batting order failed to fire and were bowled out in the 42nd over, after posting 154 runs. Mitchell Marsh was the best of the Aussie batsman scoring 67 runs. Morne Morkel (5-21) was strong with the ball for South Africa taking five wickets for the tourists. In response, Australia fought back with the ball and Josh Hazlewood picked up his first five wicket haul for Australia finishing with 5-31. South Africa's David (22*) hit the winning runs with 22 overs left to spare in the match. Morne Morkel: We had to step up today
Happy day for sports followers! 1. Saina and srikanth winning the cwg championship in style. 2. And that's a comprehensive 5-0 victory over the Lankan's. Positives out of this series. 1. Kohli sealing his second clean sweep 2. Kohli securing his 21st century in jus 138 innings. Way ahead of the master sachin. Miles to go Mr.Kohli 3. Mathews hitting his maiden century. A captain's knock. And no doubt that he is a great allrounder. 4. Kohli becoming the fastest to score 6k runs. 5. Shikhar securing 2k runs at a quick succession. 6. Right Sharma playing an extraordinary innings to place his name at the top of the highest run getters list - 264 ma gawd. That ain't simple though. And hitting maximum number of boundaries in an odi (33) 7. Axar Patel useful wid the bat and extraordinary with the ball. A minimum of 2 wickets per match. Great show from this young lad. 8. Yadhav and kulkarni getting to their career best bowling figures. 9. Classy Jayawardene reaching 12k mark. 10. Ambati rayudu showing his characte ...
VIDEO: Morne Morkel after his career best 5-21
Morne Morkel(5/21) records career best ODI figures as bounce back to level the ODI series:
Aus vs SA ODI Series: It was important to step up - Morne Morkel
Morne Morkel was too good for Aussies today
Morne Morkel: We had to step up today
A career-best five-wicket haul by Morné Morkel set up a three-wicket win for the Proteas against Australia
Morne Morkel on fire today, taking 5 wickets
Morne Morkel took 5-21 against Australia, and English people still dismiss him as average
Morne Morkel has his ODI career-best: 5-21. Australia all out for 154 in 41.4 overs. http:…
Sky Sports: Morkel blasts out Aussies: Morne Morkel claimed career-best one-day international figures of 5-21 ...
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Morne Morkel admits that South Africa have made a statement before the 2015 ICC World Cup: Australia is margin...
Morne Morkel out of CLT20 for KKR... Manvinder Bisla called up as replacement...
Morne Morkel out of CL T20 with shoulder injury - KKR replace him with Manvinder Bisla - KKR Overseas...
Manvinder Bisla will replace Morne Morkel in the forthcoming CLT20. :(
Bit surprised to hear that KKR have named Manvinder Bisla as his (Morne Morkel) replacement.
"Morne Morkel" Ruled Out. Manvinder Bisla will be his replacement.
Morne Morkel ruled out of call up Manvinder Bisla as replacement for the injured South African pacer:
Morne Morkel ruled out of KKR for CLT20 2014 due to injury: Manvinder Bisla is sent in as a replacement to Morkel.
South Africa will welcome back their premier pacemen Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, who will replace Kyle Abbott and Mthokozisi Shezi.
| South Africa paceman Morne Morkel out to &Australia captain Michael Clarke
South Africa paceman Morne Morkel out to 'hunt' Australia captain Michael Clarke
Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel are back in SA squad for the ODI tri-series in Zimbabwe, which also involves Australia.
Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel will re-join the side after been rested for the ODI series against Zimbabwe
Steyn, Morkel brought on board for triangular series: Cape Town - Pacemen Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel have bee...
Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel return to South Africa squad for Zimbabwe ... -
My list would go like : Malinga, Sunil Narine, Ajmal, Morne Morkel and Dale Steyn. Trent Boult will be very close though.
The Dangerous Swing Bowler Dale Steyn is back to showing his power to the world.He took four wickets in the 2nd Test facing Sri Lanka,which brought the South African's to victory that day.Morne Morkel the same as well.
Dale Steyn was man of the match with his 9/99 40 overs. Other players made us proud too, Morne Morkel took 7 wickets, with Quinton de Kock catching 8 catches and one stumping, best done by a a first timer as a wicket-keeper. Not forgetting Dean Elgar and Jp's centuries, all in all , they were all superb!!
(Video) Angelo Mathews hammers Morne Morkel for 20 runs in an over
Proteas close in on Test win in Galle: Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel struck twice each today as Sri Lanka was...
Heard u can take a hattrick in 3 successive overs? Must it be in the same match? Morne Morkel?
Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel fire South Africa to 153-run victory in first Test against Sri Lanka
Great cricket by the Southafricans.Lovely to watch.Dale Steyn is a legend already.Morne Morkel was fantastic today.
hats off to and Morne Morkel..u couldn't have asked for any we look foward to 2nd and final test
Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel inspire South Africa to 153 run win over Sri Lanka in first Test
Steyn and Morkel bowl South Africa to big win: Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel bowled South Africa to only their t...
| Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel bowl South Africa to rare win in Sri Lanka
now I'm just waitng for the demise of Morne Morkel & Imran Tahir.Dale Steyn will probably not bat
Proteas SA must get Philander firing 2014-06-27 12:18 Rob Houwing, Sport24 chief writer Cape Town – The Proteas need to waste little time getting Vernon Philander, a staple member of their seam attack, into his bowling groove for the two-Test series in Sri Lanka. The Cape Cobras all-rounder, who turned 29 earlier this week, has a big disadvantage against regular scalp-hunting colleagues Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel in that he will have had almost four months of inactivity by the time the tour-proper begins with the three-match one-day international portion next Sunday. Fortunately he is part of the ODI squad – leaving our shores this weekend – so there are dual reasons for involving him as quickly as possible. One is that, with the 2015 World Cup in mind, he deserves further opportunities to try to nail down a regular spot in the limited-overs mix: Philander has earned 13 caps at ODI level, yet spread over a period of some six years between 2007 and 2013. But the Proteas would be well advised to simu ...
Watch KKR fast bowler Morne Morkel in training the day before the final match against Kings XI Punjab, as we break down his bowling technique in 400 frames p...
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Apart from Mitchell Johnson and Morne Morkel, every bowler should be played off the front foot (95% of the time)
Proteas fast bowler Morne Morkel says they want to make newly appointed Test captain, Hashim Amla’s job as easy as possible.
The Last Of The Long Run-Up One of the first days of county cricket I saw was at Hove, where Imran Khan and Garth Le Roux, Sussex's feared and noble quicks, took it in turns to rush down the slope towards the sea, the ball a fuzz of red from our side-on view. What stayed with me was the sheer theatre of it all. Both Imran and Le Roux had great manes of hair that trailed behind them as they ran in from somewhere near the boundary: they looked like thoroughbreds on the gallop, throwing their heads back with a haughty kind of disdain as the hurried, discomforted batsmen thrust and parried. Then they would begin the walk back to their mark. Imran especially would amble as if he was out for a Sunday stroll. It was all part of it: the batsman had to contend with this dreadful, slow build-up to the next delivery, the agony extending and extending until Imran would at last spin on his heel and charge back at great speed, his final leap and coil full of that equine grace. It was the era of the long run. Almost eve ...
Steven Harmisson or Morne Morkel? Maybe a touch not in the same era, but who'd you pick?
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Morne Morkel hoping for solid start to international season. Cristiano Ronaldo’s compatriots not worried about injury.
We'll make life easy for new skipper Hashim Amla, says Morne Morkel
Huge congrats to graduates JP Duminy, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn and Ryan McLaren. All passed the respective...
Watching my favorite player Morne morkel this close
Who is the best bowler acording to you?. 1)Umar Gull. 2)Morne Morkel. Like for guldozer. Coment for protes morkel.
Just imagine Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel bowling on this Dhaka pitch.
Big thanks to for publishing my piece on Morne Morkel. You can read it here:
" I watched Chennai Express. I am taking the DVD back home." -- Morne Morkel
"is an unbelievable human being. It is amazing how much respect he. has for normal people. "-- Morne Morkel
When I met Morne Morkel with fredie_doorbar
A Sunday must-read from on Michael Clarke's famous battle with Morne Morkel in Cape Town:
In the final stages of the tournament, to win a match the batting should be at its 'best'. So KKR should consider themselves lucky to get away with only 163 runs on board in a rain-interrupted game against Kings XI Punjab and enter the Finals :) , with an excellent bowling performance. In batting Gambhir failed miserably today (scoring 1) and so was Pathan , Shakib Al Hasan and Manish Pandey , each out in the 20's after getting set , infact Shakib Al Hasan and Pathan getting out in successive balls with the score reading only 108/5 in 14.3 overs sending shivers down the spine for Eden Gardens' supporters. Even when Uthappa and Manish Pandey got out in the same over with the score at 67/3 , it was understood that a modest total (of 180-190) won't be possible to defend Punjab. But kudos to Yadav - Doeschate and Chawla , KKR managed to end at 163 after 20 overs. In the later stages infact it was a disciplined bowling performance from KKR bowlers particularly Umesh Yadav ( 3 - 13) , Morne Morkel (2 - 23) , Su ...
Wr is that Miller and Maxwell who had been the talk of the town all this two month.stump is walking off ha ha ha...bailey is suffocating fa help.Wrz Preeti zinta wanna see her ugly face now.before match startz Viroh said; "we don't look up to the namez Sunil Narine or morne morkel we gonna play our game as well as gonna show our spirit ova there '' nomatta about the big namez nu. but King X1 got sucked by both two big namez Sunil Narine and Morne Morkel...Punjab on the line of unexpected darkeneZZ...I had Neva seen a death end spin bowler like Sunil Narine.very cool and composed. ...betta luck fa the next game Punjab.KKR went off to the Finalz.who gonna be the second one...Let it be My CSK.lump on my neck now ;-(;-( ;-) CSK GUYZ.Haroon TheCool
I love Kolkata Knight Rider. Because of Shahrukhan. Robin Uthappa, Shakib Al Hasan, Morne Morkel, Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Yusuf Pathan are the king of the team.
An interview I did with Morne Morkel where he speaks about bowling with Steyn, sibling rivalry & love for wildlife.
Dale Steyn is performing like Morne Morkel in WT20. Total disappointing.
In this years the top 31 places for the fastest balls delivered has been shared by Dale Steyn,Morne Morkel,Mitchell Johnson
Here is a list of Aggressive XI of Pepsi IPL 2014. 11) Morne Morkel. 10) Dale Steyn . 9) Gautam Gambhir. Surprise at...
small matter but didnt marry Morne Morkel not Dale Steyn?.
The Big Show is interrupted. Glenn Maxwell has failed. Morne Morkel has plucked his leg stump.
South Africa's Morne Morkel who is participating in the UAE leg of the Indian Premier League with Kolkata Knight Riders has reportedly alerted the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) of the IPL that he was approached by a 'suspicious' individual in Dubai and was uncomfortable in dealing with th
Wasim Akram arrived yesterday. It was quite something else to see bowlers like Morne Morkel and Pat Cummins bowl at full steam just to offer a favourable first impression to the legend. Afterwards, he was chatting with the Indian bowlers, and he put his arm around Veer Pratap Singh's shoulder. The first time I saw him do that was with Jaydev Unadkat, four years ago, and Jaydev played for India within a year. A couple of years later it was Mohammed Shami. If I was Veer, I'd start practicing really hard.
We Want to see this team in semi. Agree ???. amla. dekock. Du plessis. Abd. Duminy. Miller. Albie Morkel. Wayne parnell. Steyn. Morne Morkel. Tahir.
Dope to see that brotherly love from Morne Morkel. He went to check up on Albie so quick.
Ordinarily, a near run-a-ball 135 from David Warner, or the sidelining of Dale Steyn with a rare injury would be the defining moment of a day's play. Both of those certainly contributed to Australia's dominance on the first day of the series decider in Cape Town, but the image that will linger longer was the sight of Morne Morkel tenderising Michael Clarke during a brutal spell of short-pitched bowling. And of Clarke surviving, fighting through it and reaching stumps within sight of a century. If he should reach it, it will be one of his finest Test hundreds. Not for the class of his strokeplay but for his first-rate bloody-mindedness. The fact that Clarke survived Morkel's assault with his wicket and bone structure intact was a victory for Australia, albeit a painful one, and by stumps the Australians had moved on to 331 for 3 and they had a well-settled Clarke at the crease on 92 alongside Steven Smith on 50. Their partnership had grown to 114 and although Morkel asked some more questions late in the af ...
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Delhi Daredevils stars, paceman Morne Morkel and all-rounder Johan Botha share their thoughts on a variety of subjects in quick-paced chats.
AUSTRALIA has claimed a dramatic 2-1 series victory over South Africa after the third Test at Newlands descended into acrimony. South Africa was dismissed with just 4.3 overs remaining when Ryan Harris bowled Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel in the space of three deliveries to give Australia a 245-run victory, sending the Australians into wild celebrations.
Did I just hear Morne Morkel introduced to the bowling attack, by playing "Barbara Striesand" & changing the words to Morne Morkel?
Auz vs SA : For all the "Ramiz Raza's " . Morne Morkel's bowling figures 0 for 83 will not tell u the real story. He gave 4 blows to Clarke kmph. And the best thing abt him is.not evn a single stare or word with any batsman :)
South African fast bowler Morne Morkel roughs up Australian batsman Michael Clarke during the third test in Cape...
KKR all players are in scorching touch! Uthappa,Manish Pandey,Vinay Kumar,Morne Morkel,Hopeless Pathan too and Skip GG! :)
Morne Morkel currently making Clarke look like Piers Morgan! Serious working over
I'll only stand back to Morne Morkel, as has lost 5 yards of pace.
If IPL gets shifted to South Africa than Pattrick Cummins,Morne Morkel n Umesh Yadav will RIP apart any top order,the youngest pace sensation to look out for this year is a Pattrick Cummins
CENTURION,, February 14, 2014 Mitchell Johnson took seven wickets as Australia bowled South Africa out for 206 early on the third day of the second test for a big first-innings lead of 191.Johnson was red-hot for his four wickets on day two, and removed Robin Peterson, AB de Villiers and last-man Morne Morkel on Friday to keep Australia in control over the top-ranked home team. Johnson's outstanding figures of 7-68 came from 17.1 hostile overs.De Villiers made 91 for South Africa's only significant contribution as it added 66 on the day for the last four wickets.Left-arm quick Johnson began with a lifting delivery to remove Robin Peterson, caught in the slips, had De Villiers caught at mid-off, and was too fast for Morkel. Scores Australia 397 (Shaun Marsh 148, Steve Smith 100; Dale Steyn 4-78) South Africa 206 (AB de Villiers 91; Mitchell Johnson 7-68)
With the IPL auction now concluded, here is a list of what happened to the South African players (multiply all dollar figures by 11 to get the rand amount): SA Players retained before the auction: David Miller by Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) AB de Villiers by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Dale Steyn by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SH) SA Players purchased at the auction: Jacques Kallis to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for $916 000 Faf Du Plessis to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for $791 000 Quinton de Kock to DD for $583 000 Morne Morkel to KKR for $466 000 Albie Morkel to RCB for $400 000 JP Duminy to Delhi Daredevils (DD) for $366 000 Beuran Hendricks to KXIP for $300 000 Wayne Parnell to DD for $166 000 Marchant de Lange to Mumbai Indians (MI) for $50 000 SA Players who were unsold at the auction: Robin Peterson, Dane Vilas, Imran Tahir, Farhaan Behardien, Henry Davids, Herschelle Gibbs, Neil McKenzie, Roelof van der Merwe, Nicky Boje, Dean Elgar, Richard Levi, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Vernon Philander, David Wiese, Ryan ...
Tim Southe to RR :D Bargain buy? :D brilliant signing along with Steve Smith. Gutted to lose out on Morne Morkel though :/
Morne Morkel gives Boris Becker a run for his money in the worst name ever category
Kallis, Narine, Yusuf, Shakib, Umesh Yadav, Morne Morkel . Amazing bowling attack, KKR now have! .
Yayy!! Our bowling lineup looking pretty good with Sunil Narine, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav and Vinay Kumar
Australia in South Africa 2013-14 Phillip Hughes plays the long game : At the start of his mid-life novel Big Sur, Jack Kerouac wrestled with the perception created by the runaway success of On the Road. "All over America high school and college kids are thinking Jack Kerouac is 26 years old and on the road hitch-hiking, while there I am, almost 40 years old, bored and jaded..." Phillip Hughes' first visit to South Africa in 2009 created a similar difficulty. Those transcendent days five years ago had him clattering Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and co to all parts of Johannesburg and Durban, earning breathless raves like this one from Angus Fraser: "It is an unfair comparison to make at his stage of career but I feel he is a bit like Brian Lara." It was unfair. It still is. All over Australia and South Africa cricket followers think Hughes is 20 years old, fearless and outside leg stump cutting, when he is actually past 25, wizened and cautious about a future far less certain than it seemed when he posted his ...
For me it's Corey Anderson, Faf Du Plessis, Kevin Pieterson, Morne Morkel, Bailey, warner and smith
SAEED AJMAL took his third three-wicket haul in as many matches as The Unlimited Titans beat the bizhub Highveld Lions by six wickets at Sahara Willowmoore Park to keep pace with the other RAM SLAM T20 play-off contenders.   Ajmal has been ruthless since arriving in South Africa at the start of the week, and has bowled particularly well in tandem with Morne Morkel, who put in another miserly bowling stint that saw him take 2 for 14 from four overs.   In the face of such disciplined trickery from the Titans, the Lions could muster just 142 - 70 of them scored by Quinton de Kock - which the Titans chased down with nine balls to spare.   De Kock smashed three sixes and five fours in his 50-ball innings, but found almost no support at the other end before Ajmal had him caught and bowled at the start of the penultimate over of the innings.   Heino Kuhn’s 43 from 31 balls knocked the top off the chase for the Titans as he put on 82 for the first wicket with captain Henry Davids and, although the Lions hit ...
Sanjay Manjrekar talks about Morne Morkel emulating Mitchell Johnson, I'd say should do that bowling for physical intimidation
Ashwell Prince starts with a bang for the 19 of the Morne Morkel over. Eddie Moore from
2nd Test: South Africa v India {Stumps - Day 1} India: 181/1 in 61.0 overs. -- Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara are playing at 91 & 58 respectively. - Morne Morkel took the only wicket which fell on Day 1. (Rmra)
When Murali Vijay gets going against the likes of Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, you realize it is not going to be easy for Indian Pace battery on that pitch!
Morne Morkel not playing in the 2nd test will really help india ...
No Morne Morkel in SA squad for 2nd Test in Durban. Robin Petersen, Kyle Abbott, Rory Kleinveldt named in 15-man list, Imran Tahir retained.
of course he is a useful allrounder.. but 1. Morne Morkel got injured.. and 2. Even ABDV had to bowl due to Tahir
Waiting for boxing day match.. :-P . England widout swann while South Africa without morne morkel..
Greame Smith :. Morne Morkel was struggling to stand (after twisting his ankle on day three) and with Imran Tahir,...
remember when an injured Morne Morkel came out to bat in an inconsequential game in the Champions Trophy? Such are the pri…
if they had lost Steyn or Philander, Shami could have got Morkel and Tahir out in two balls, Morne couldn't walk...
Tahir cannot bat and Morne Morkel was injured, was losing the test worth it? Cause that was a probability!
they took the correct and safe side bcoz Morne Morkel was hardly able to stand and Imran Tahir is a pure No.11
So kyle abbot is going to replace Morne Morkel in the second test match
As a mark of respect to Morne Morkel, Shastri should no longer use "He's A Tall Man" in this Test.
Yes Morne Morkel had an injury but we still had a wicket to spare before settling. Utterly gutted
morkel on 1 leg, Imran Tahir cant bat to save his mate that was a good its a 2 match series
Morne Morkel wasn't going to bat, so it was only 2, and Tahir is the worst number 11 you will ever see.
Without Morne Morkel, there is a void our batters should exploit...expect more Kohli centuries
I think Ryan McLaren will come in the place of Morne morkel in the 2nd Test against India.
I can remember another test, 09 or 10, Ind vs Sa. Harbhajan took the last wicket. Morne morkel. Morkel-Amla, last wicket,13over.
Kyle Abbott has been added to the Proteas' squad for the 2nd test against India in Durban as cover for the injured Morne Morkel
Kyle Abbott added to the South African squad for the second Test against India as cover for Morne Morkel.
There was a nice moment after Zaheer bowled Morne Morkel with a yorker to end the innings. The rest of the team had left the field, but Zaheer waited for those two quick-bowling pals of his. Ishant and Shami had been fielding in deep positions and had lagged behind, but Zaheer went back to put an arm around them and walk off together. He probably wouldn't have known that this was the first time since Cape Town 2010-11 that India's quicks had taken all 10 wickets, but he would have felt that they had done something special. _/\_
Morne Morkel who is injured - is padded up and will bat if required!
Sad 4 ur "Ankle" bt thanks Morne Morkel...along with Pujara n Virat u helped India reach the mammoth 458...All the best Indian bowlers...they had chased down the OZ's 434...cant trust them though it was One day n this is test...ol the best...Super Sunday...
We have an additional advantage as they lost Morne Morkel at the crucial stage of the game. We need 7 more wickets for a thrilling victory. Hopefully rain will not play spoilsport. Good luck team India.
Hashim Amla is clean bowled by Ishant Sharma during third session of the second day's play in Johannesburg. India's first innings brought to a close by Morne Morkel, as he bowls Mohammed Shami through the gate in the first session.You could almost have forgiven Hashim Amla for having shouldered his arms. That it rattled his stumps was another matter. Till then, he had faced 29 deliveries from Ishant Sharma. Only one of those had shaped into him. The other two dozen or so had been either too wide or the length too short. The 30th delivery from Ishant, the fatal one for Amla, was pitched a couple of inches fuller and also tailed in. It hit off-stump just about half-way up, leaving the batsman bemused. Amla was probably playing for the Ishant that he faced prior to the tea-break. The one that turned up for the last session looked pretty much the same but had returned with a more potent sting. Having dismissed Amla by dragging his length fuller, he welcomed Jacques Kallis with a delivery that was almost a hal ...
South African pacer Vernon Philander said that Morne Morkel`s injury compounded matters for their team, on a day when India took control of the first Test at Johannesburg.
Johannesburg, Dec 21 (ANI): South African bowler Morne Morkel will reportedly be unable to bowl further in the current Test against India at the Wanderers
No Morne Morkel and straightaway the South Africans choke! No plan B. Philander says in the post day press conference he doesn't want to be in Graeme Smith's shoes. You still had 3 fast bowlers and 1 spinner! 475 should be enough for a declaration I think. Bowlers will need time to bowl SA out the second time.
Murali Vijay made 39 and Cheteshwar Pujara was 39 not out to put the Indians in complete control against a South African attack weakened at the Wanderers by an ankle injury to Morne Morkel.
African team were dealt a crucial blow as Morne Morkel has been ruled out of the current Test match due to a Grade I ligament tear on his ankle
Castle Lager Proteas seamer, Vernon Philander, has expressed his delight after becoming the fastest South African to take 100 wickets on Friday. Philander took 19 matches passing the previous record held by Dale Steyn who took 20 matches, with India’s Shikhar Dhawan becoming his 100th victim. “ It’s a great feeling to eventually get there,” Philander said. “ I had been reminded even in the UAE about how far I was from 100 wickets. For me its another game, I prepare for each match exactly the same so hopefully I can get few more sticks for South Africa in the future.” Philander made his debut for the Proteas in October 2011, and shot to the international scene after picking up eight wickets in his maiden Test.  He has racked up the wickets since then, and also went on to become the joint second-fastest to 50 wickets, taking only seven Tests. His impressive achievement was marred by a disappointing performance by the Proteas on Friday, with India piling up a 320-run lead with eight wickets ...
 INDIA were convincing winners of all three sessions on the third day of the first Sunfoil Test match against the Castle Lager Proteas at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on Friday to take an almost impregnable grip on proceedings. As a result they led by a massive 320 runs with eight wickets in hand going into the last two days with the only real problem facing them the timing of MS Dhoni’s declaration. One imagines he will want to leave himself with 150 overs to bowl the Proteas out and make allowance for the Highveld weather which suggests a declaration round about lunch time tomorrow. They got their day off to an almost perfect start when they claimed the last four Proteas wickets first innings wickets in 9.3 overs for just 31 runs, including Vernon Philander, shortly after the latter had gone to his third Test half-century (59 off 86 balls, 7 fours). It gave them a handy first innings advantage of 36 runs with Ishant Sharma and Zaheer Khan taking four wickets each. They then got comfortably throug ...
Murali Vijay survived 94 balls today? Oh c'mon.. Morne Morkel was injured after only 12 balls. Or else how would he have survived?
Morne Morkel will be unable to bowl any further for the Proteas in the first Test against India after spraining his ankle.
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