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Albie Morkel

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium fast
Played for:
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, South Africa Under-19, Somerset, Kandurata Warriors, St Lucia Zouks
Roles played:
AllRounder
ICC Rank:
Batting:
79
Bowling:
0
Home country:
South Africa
Born:
June 10, 1981, Vereeniging, Transvaal

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.


Fast Facts

  • Albie and Morne Morkel became the fourth brother-duo to play for South Africa.
  • On 9th June 2007, history was created when the two Morkels opened the bowling attack in the second ODI of the Afro-Asia Cup, the first time it has ever been done in a one-day game.
  • Albie became the first player to appear in 100 T20 matches during the IPL in March 2010.
  • He was named South Africa Player of the Year in 2008.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 1 1 58 0 58.00 81.69 0 1 58
ODI 58 43 782 10 23.69 100.25 0 2 97
T20 49 38 572 11 21.18 142.28 0 0 43
IPL 80 59 827 24 23.62 144.83 0 2 71
CLT20 14 11 82 7 20.50 120.58 0 0 26*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 1 2 192 132 1 1/44 / 132.00 4.12 0 0 0 3
ODI 58 52 2073 1899 50 4/29 / 37.98 5.49 2 0 0 79
T20 49 45 623 852 23 2/12 / 37.04 8.20 0 0 0 29
IPL 80 77 1561 2099 78 4/32 / 26.91 8.06 1 0 0 75
CLT20 14 14 249 303 15 3/22 / 20.20 7.30 0 0 0 9
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 15 0 5
T20 17 0 2
IPL 15 0 4
CLT20 3 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2009-2009
 
ODI:
2004-2012
 
T20:
2005-2014
 
IPL:
2008-2014
 
CLT20:
2010-2013
Test
Debut:
South Africa Vs Australia at Newlands, Cape Town - Mar 19, 2009
Last played:
South Africa Vs Australia at Newlands, Cape Town - Mar 19, 2009
ODI
Debut:
South Africa Vs New Zealand at WestpacTrust Stadium,Wellington - Feb 20, 2004
Last played:
South Africa Vs New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland - Mar 03, 2012
T20
Debut:
South Africa Vs New Zealand at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Oct 21, 2005
Last played:
South Africa Vs India at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Apr 04, 2014
IPL
Debut:
Chennai Vs Bangalore at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - Karnataka - Apr 28, 2008
Last played:
Bangalore Vs Mumbai at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai - Apr 19, 2014
CLT20
Debut:
Chennai Vs Central Stags at Kingsmead, Durban - Sep 11, 2010
Last played:
Chennai Vs Trinidad and Tobago at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 02, 2013
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