MORNE MORKEL

  • IPL 8: Kolkata Knight Riders players shaken by earthquake April 25, 2015

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) players took to Twitter on Saturday to express how they felt just after an earthquake hit the city in the morning. The city felt the tremors at around 11.41 a.m. which continued for two minutes and then felt another quake at 12.19 p.m. "My first experience of...
  • IPL 8: Can't have a set plan against AB de Villiers, says Morne Morkel April 10, 2015

    Kolkata: Praising Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman AB de Villiers' ability to read the game, Kolkata Knight Riders' South African pace spearhead Morne Morkel on Friday said it was a difficult to set a plan against his compatriot known for playing unorthodox shots. "You can't really plan against A.B. de Villiers, he...
  • IPL 2015: Don't regret missing out on century, says Rohit Sharma April 9, 2015

    Kolkata: The talented Indian youngsters of Kolkata Knight Riders made all the difference as Mumbai Indians struggled to get breakthroughs, skipper Rohit Sharma said after their seven-wicket loss in the IPL-8 T20 cricket tournament opener on Wednesday. "Their strength is their domestic batters who utilised the conditions in a better way,...
  • IPL 8: I only needed to make the best use of the conditions, says Morne Morkel April 9, 2015

    Kolkata: Having bagged the man of the match with impressive figures of 2/18 in the eighth Indian Premier League lung opener, South African pacer Morne Morkel says he only had to make the best use of the favourable conditions at the Eden Gardens. "With the new ball there was a little...
  • Twitter hails New Zealand's historic entry into World Cup final March 24, 2015

    Grant Elliott struck a six off the penultimate to lift New Zealand to a four-wicket win over South Africa in a cliff-hanging match on Tuesday which carried them into a World Cup final for the first time, ending their run of defeats in their six previous semi-finals. New Zealand went into...
  • World Cup 2015: Semi-final clash will be South Africa's greatest challenge March 23, 2015

    When one mentions the countries, South Africa and New Zealand, in the same sentence one automatically thinks of the great rugby union rivalry between the two nations that has been ongoing since 1921. Legendary South African rugby player, Boy Louw, possibly said it best: "When South Africa plays New Zealand, consider...
  • World Cup 2015: Vernon Philander absence may test depth, balance but not result February 26, 2015

    Vernon Philander's hamstring injury will not only upset the balance of South Africa's attack against West Indies but also test their pace bowling depth when the two sides clash in their World Cup Pool B match in Sydney on Friday. The 29-year-old Philander limped out of South Africa's 130-run humbling by...
  • World Cup: At MCG, India showed they can blow away any side, says Morkel February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Out of favour South African all-rounder Albie Morkel says India's hammering of the Proteas at the MCG demonstrated that the defending champions are capable of blowing any team away in the World Cup and big-ticket ICC events bring out the best in them. Morkel, holidaying after getting done with...
  • Fast bowlers should be ready for a challenging World Cup February 10, 2015

    International cricket is all about how you prepare. Keep yourself fit, put in the hard work and practice well. That in a nutshell is the mantra for doing well at the highest level. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be played in the challenging conditions of Australia and New...
  • Paceman Vernon Philander expecting lively Cape Town wicket January 2, 2015

    Cape Town: Fast bowler Vernon Philander returns to a happy hunting ground on Friday expecting plenty of opportunities for South Africa's much-vaunted pace attack to wrap up victory in the Test series against West Indies. The home team lead 1-0 going into the final Test in Cape Town and Philander believes...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 4 December 29, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 round-up: West Indies reached 144 for two in reply to South Africa's 417 for eight declared. The West Indies took four wickets before lunch, including the prize scalps of Amla and AB de Villiers, who were dismissed in successive...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 3 December 28, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: Faf du Plessis completed his fourth Test century and was dismissed immediately afterwards on a rain-hit second day of the second Test between South Africa and the West Indies. Only half an hour's play was possible at St...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 2 December 27, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round up: Dean Elgar and Faf du Plessis punished the West Indies for fielding lapses as South Africa built a strong position on the first day. South Africa were 270 for two at the close after being sent in...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 1 December 26, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The West Indies face a daunting task when they take on South Africa in the second Test at Port Elizabeth's St George's Park. The tourists were outplayed in the first Test at Centurion, where they were beaten by an innings and...
  • Morne Morkel ready to take new ball for South Africa November 17, 2014

    South African quick Morne Morkel declared himself ready to take the new ball at the World Cup if required after posting career-best figures of 5 for 21 as the Proteas crushed Australia in the second one-day international. The 30-year-old helped account for two more Australian wickets with fine catches as South...
  • 2nd ODI: Morkel stars as South Africa beat Australia by 3 wickets, level series 1-1 November 16, 2014

    Perth: Morne Morkel took a career-best 5 for 21 and captain AB de Villiers made 48 as South Africa beat Australia by three wickets in the second one-day cricket international on Sunday to level the five-match series at 1-1. Handed the new ball ahead of Dale Steyn, Morkel took two wickets...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Morne Morkel ruled out of CLT20 September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders suffered another injury blow before the start of the Champions League Twenty20 season with South African mediumpacer Morne Morkel becoming the third overseas player to be ruled out of the competition due to a shoulder injury. Earlier, Australian batsman Chris Lynn was ruled out post a...
  • Morkel, Duminy in doubt for triseries final against Australia September 5, 2014

    Cape Town: South Africa fast bowler Morne Morkel and allrounder JP Duminy will undergo late fitness tests ahead of Saturday's triangular series final against Australia in Harare. South Africa, who have already lost allrounder Ryan McLaren to injury in the series, will give the players until just before the start of...
  • Oneoff Test: South Africa thump Zimbabwe by 9 wickets August 12, 2014

    South Africa beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets inside four days in the oneoff Test at Harare Sports Club on Tuesday to reinforce their position as the topranked team. The South Africans easily chased the 41run target they needed in their second innings, finishing on 441 to seal victory and follow up...
  • South Africa mull extra pace option against Sri Lanka in 2nd Test July 23, 2014

    South Africa, on the verge of a rare series win in Sri Lanka, are considering playing an extra fast bowler on the Singhalese SC track which is not as conducive to spin as the one in Galle. South Africa played legspinner Imran Tahir and the offspin of JP Duminy in...
  • Victory vindicates Hashim Amla's declaration gamble July 21, 2014

    Galle: Hashim Amla was probably more relieved than elated after his declaration gamble paid off and the bearded South African began his captaincy tenure with a thumping 153run win against Sri Lanka on Sunday. South Africa's first permanent nonwhite skipper made a gamble on the fourth day of the seriesopener when...
  • 1st Test: Steyn, Morkel lead South Africa to 153run win over SL July 20, 2014

    South Africa pace bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel grabbed four wickets each to lead the tourists to a 153run win over Sri Lanka on Friday in the first game of their twoTest series. Steyn grabbed 445 and Morkel 429 as the Proteas bowled out Sri Lanka for 216 on Sunday...
  • 1st Test: Dale Steyn gives South Africa control at Galle on Day 3 July 18, 2014

    Galle: Pace bowler Dale Steyn grabbed 5 for 50 to help restrict Sri Lanka to 283 for 9 in reply to South Africa's firstinnings score of 455 for 9 declared on day three Friday of the first Test. It was the 23rd fivewicket haul in 73 Tests for Steyn, who gained...
  • We'll make life easy for new skipper Hashim Amla, says Morne Morkel June 20, 2014

    Cape Town: South African players are determined to make life as easy as possible for new test skipper Hashim Amla as they prepare for next month's tour of Sri Lanka, paceman Morne Morkel said on Thursday. The Proteas play three oneday internationals, starting on July 3, before a twomatch test series. "It's...
  • IPL 7: Body language is the key for bowlers, says Morne Morkel May 15, 2014

    Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders' attack helped set up the match in their team's favour by restricting the Mumbai Indians to 141, and pacer Morne Morkel, who finished with two wickets, said it is important for bowlers to have the right mindset and a good body language. "Body language is the key....
  • IPL 7: KKR's Morne Morkel reprimanded for using insulting language April 25, 2014

    Kolkata Knight Riders fast bowler Morne Morkel has received a reprimand for breaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team's match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium here. "Morkel admitted to the level 1 offence (Article 2.1.4) of using insulting language during the...
  • I was not calm inside: Duminy after steering Delhi to win April 20, 2014

    Dubai: Holding his nerves under pressure, he played a gem of a knock to script Delhi Daredevils's splendid victory over Kolkata Knight Riders but JP Duminy says he was far from calm inside in the thrilling chase. Duminy hit an unbeaten 52 off 35 balls and finished the match with a...