Albie Morkel

  • RCB need to bat better: Albie Morkel May 10, 2014

    Bangalore: Their back against the wall after just three wins in five outings, Royal Challengers Bangalore allrounder Albie Morkel said the starstudded team will have to sort out its batting woes to have any chance of making the IPL semifinals. To be in the top four in points table, Bangalore have...
  • RCB's top six batsmen have to convert the starts: Albie Morkel May 8, 2014

    Bangalore: Royal Challengers Bangalore allrounder Albie Morkel has said that at least one of their top six batsmen would need to score a big one in Friday's match if they are keen to get the better of indomitable Kings XI Punjab. "Most of our batsmen got good starts. But we didn't...
  • IPL 6: Mumbai Indians face up to allround CSK's might April 5, 2013

    Chennai: IPL heavyweight Chennai Super Kings open their campaign at their bastion in Chennai against Mumbai Indians in game two of Saturday's doubleheader, and with a replenished pace bowling attack the home team could look to rattle the shaky MI batting order. Mumbai lost their season opener by two runs...
  • Free hits shifted momentum towards Lions: Dhoni October 17, 2012

    Cape Town: Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday said that the loss of momentum due to free hits conceded to the opposition while defending the target was one of the reasons for his side's defeat at the hands of Highveld Lions in Champions League Twenty20 here. The Lions...
  • IPL familiarity with Dhoni, Raina will help us: Albie September 25, 2012

    Colombo: Albie Morkel, a regular in the Chennai Super Kings line-up during IPL, says the experience of sharing the dressing room with Mahendra Singh Dhoni, R Ashwin and Suresh Raina will help South Africa when they take on India in their final Super Eight game of the World Twenty20. "Well, it...
  • Albie Morkel out of 2nd Test against England July 31, 2012

    Leeds: South African allrounder Albie Morkel was on Tuesday ruled out of the second Test against England at Headingley because of an ankle injury. Morkel was unlikely to have played unless there was an injury to one of the first choice players. Batsman Faf du Plessis will be on standby, but...
  • SA's de Lange out of England tour July 13, 2012

    Canterbury: South Africa fast bowler Marchant de Lange has been forced out of the tour of England by a lower back stress fracture. He's been replaced by allrounder Albie Morkel. De Lange didn't get to play on tour as his back pain worsened this week, prompting a bone scan. He will...
  • Last-gasp thrillers are stressful: Morkel May 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings allrounder Albie Morkel says last-gasp thrillers in the Indian Premier League can be stressful for both players and spectators. Everyone is on tenterhooks in those tense, closing stages. The fifth edition of the IPL has been the most competitive with 13 last-over finishes, 11 of these...
  • Punjab dismiss Chennai by 6 wickets to stay afloat May 18, 2012

    Returning after a long lay-off, Adam Gilchrist led from the front to take Kings XI Punjab to a comfortable six-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings at the HPCA Stadium on Thursday. Punjab’s eighth victory in 15 matches kept alive their hopes of making the IPL play-offs this season, while Chennai,...
  • Punjab, Chennai in do-or-die situation May 16, 2012

    As the round-robin stage of IPL 5 draws closer to an end, every team is jostling for a place in the playoffs. And just like the last few games, the contest between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings in Dharamsala on Thursday holds special significance. The hopes of both...
  • IPL 5, Match 63: As it happened May 14, 2012

    Chennai Super Kings Innings So Chennai keep their hopes alive with that crucial win that draws them level on points with Kolkata in the standings, and it's an especially good win after Bangalore lost their match against Mumbai earlier in the day. It's their third win in a row, and Chennai...
  • Chennai thrash table-toppers Delhi May 12, 2012

    Chennai Super Kings bowlers exposed the vulnerability of the Delhi Daredevils' top-order as the defending champions thrashed the current table toppers by nine wickets in an Indian Premier League match, here on Saturday. With this Chennai moved to fourth on the points table of the IPL. Chasing 115-run target, Chennai Super...
  • Albie Morkel hopeful of play-off qualification May 7, 2012

    Mumbai: Despite their inconsistent performance in the Indian Premier League so far, Chennai Super Kings allrounder Albie Morkel believes that the defending champions can still qualify for the playoffs if they sort out their problem of finishing the close games. "The finishing is not up to the mark. It is...
  • Back-in-form RCB, CSK lock horns in Bangalore April 25, 2012

    An intense battle is on the cards as the two finalists of IPL 4 - runners-up Royal Challengers Bangalore and defending champions Chennai Super Kings - face off once again on Thursday in the league's fifth season at the M Chinnaswmay Stadium in Bangalore. The battle - which will mark...
  • CSK optimistic against Pune, says coach Fleming April 18, 2012

    Chennai: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming was optimistic of his team's chances ahead of their Indian Premier League match against Pune Warriors India here on Thursday despite losing the services of South African allrounder Albie Morkel, who has gone back home to attend the funeral of a close friend....
  • 'IPL scheduling tough on mind and body' April 15, 2012

    New Delhi: As the Indian Premier League (IPL) gets bigger every year, players are finding it tough to cope with the hectic schedule of the cash-rich Twenty20 league. Defending champions Chennai Super Kings have played five games in 10 days since the league started April 4. Cris-crossing the country has...
  • Albie Morkel looking at IPL to boost SA career April 13, 2012

    New Delhi: South African allrounder Albie Morkel, who hit a seven-ball 28 to propel Chennai Super Kings to an improbable last-ball win over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Thursday, is hoping that his IPL exploits help establish himself as a regular in South Africa’s squads for all formats. Morkel's performance for defending...
  • Morkel magic seals CSK a thriller April 13, 2012

    After a series of substandard matches, the fifth season of the IPL burst to life with a high-octane humdinger between the giants of the South, Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. It was the most unbelievable of Twenty20 matches in which Chennai, chasing 206...