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Morne Morkel

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Full Name: Morne Morkel
Born: October 6 1984 , Vereeniging, Transvaal
Country: South Africa
Other teams: Africa XI, Delhi Daredevils, Easterns, Kent, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Titans, Yorkshire
Test debut: South Africa v India, Durban, Dec 26-30 2006
ODI debut: Africa XI v Asia XI, Bangalore, June 6 2007
T20 debut: South Africa v West Indies, Johannesburg, Sep 11 2007
Batting Style: Left-hand batsman
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast


A Test veteran who won his first cap in 2006, the right-arm quick has claimed over 200 wickets for South Africa. He established himself as a regular in 2008, taking new-ball duties from the great Makhaya Ntini and has remained in the team ever since while also making an impact at one-day international level. Standing at 6ft 5in, Morkel is able to get both pace and bounce and comes from good cricketing stock with father Albert having played first-class cricket and brother Albie earning international recognition.  

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