Morne Morkel's International Career In Numbers

All the stats and details you all need to know about Morne Morkel's international career.

Morne Morkel, the 33-year old South African pacer from Pretoria has retired from international cricket. The Johannesburg Test against Australia was his last match in international cricket. Having made his debut against India at Durban in the Test series of 2006 at home, Morne Morkel was a prolific cricketer for South Africa as well as for many other domestic teams.

Here is a look at Morne Morkel's international career


Test cricket :

Debut - Morne Morkel made his Test debut against India in Durban on 26 Dec 2006

1st wicket - MS Dhoni at Durban (2006)

100th wicket - Rahul Dravid at Centurion (2010)

200th wicket - Kithuruwan Vithannange at Colombo (2014)

300th wicket - Shaun Marsh at Cape Town (2018)

309th (last) wicket - Joe Burns at Johannesburg (2018)

Bowling career summary -

 Tests  Inns  Wkts  Avg  SR  BBI  4w  5w  10
 86  160  309  27.66   53.3   6/23   18  8  0

- Morne Morkel (309 wickets) is South Africa's 5th leading wicket taker in Test cricket

Most wickets for South Africa in Test cricet

 Player  Tests  Wkts  Avg  SR
 Shaun Pollock  108  421  23.11   57.8 
 Dale Steyn  86  419  22.32   41.5
 Makhaya Ntini  101  390  28.82  53.4
 Allan Donald  72  330  22.25  47.0
 Morne Morkel  86  309  27.66  53.3
 Jacques Kallis  165  291  32.63  69.3
 Vernon Philander  54  204  21.46  48.5
 Hugh Tayfield  37  170  25.91  79.8
 Kagiso Rabada  30  143  21.59  39.2

- Morne Morkel took only 8 five-wicket hauls in Test cricket, which is least by a bowler who has taken 300 or more wickets and he is also one of the three bowler who took 300 or more wickets without a 10-wicket match haul.

Fact - Morne Morkel holds the record of most wickets (14) overturned because of a no-ball in Test cricket.

ODI cricket :


 

Debut - Morne Morkel made his ODI for Africa XI against Asia XI in Afro-Asia cup at Bangalore in June 2007 and for South Africa he made his debut against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in August 2007

1st wicket - Sanath Jayasuriya at Bangalore , 2007

100th wicket - Brendon McCullum at Kimberley, 2013

188th (last) wicket - Shikhar Dhawan at Johannesburg, 2018

Bowling career summary -

 ODIs  Inns  Wkts  Avg  Eco  SR  BBI  4s  5s
 117  114  188  25.32   4.95   30.6   5/21    7  2

180 - Morne Morkel took 180 wickets for South Africa and 8 for Africa XI. He is South Africa's 6th leading wicket taker in ODI cricket

Most wickes for South Africa in ODI cricket

 Player  Mat  Wkts  Avg  Eco  BBI  5w
 Shaun Pollock  294  387  24.31   3.65   6/35   5
 Allan Donald  164  272  21.78  4.15  6/23  2
 Jacques Kallis  323  269  31.85  4.83  5/30  2
 Makhaya Ntini  172  265  24.53  4.51  6/22  4
 Lance Klusener  171  192  29.95  4.70  6/49  6
 Morne Morkel  114  180   25.52  4.94  5/21  2
 Dale Steyn  114  178  26.69  4.94  6/39  3
 Imran Tahir   85  139  24.81  4.68  7/45  2

 Morne Morkel averages 19.46 in ODI world cups which is best for South Africa, he took 26 wickets at an avg of 19.46 in 14 world cup matches.

T20I cricket :


Debut - against West Indies at Johannesburg in Sept 2007

1st wicket - Dwayne Smith at Johannesburg, 2007

47th (last) wicket - Fakhar Zaman at Lahore, 2017

Bowling career summary -

 T20Is  Inns  Wkts  Avg  Eco  SR  BBI  4s  5s
 44  44  47  25.34   7.50   20.2   4/17   2   0 

Morne Morkel is 3rd leading wicket taker for South Africa with 46 wickets in T20I cricket

Most wickets for South Africa in T20I cricket

 Player  Mat  wkts  Avg  Eco  BBI  4w
 Dale Steyn  42  58  17.39   6.71   4/9  2
 Imran Tahir  33  55  14.81  6.63  5/24   3
 Morne Morkel  41  46  23.84  7.47  4/17  2
 Wayne Parnell  40  41  25.31  8.31  4/13  1
 Johan Botha  40  37  22.24  6.37  3/16  0

Morne Morkel is the 26th leading wicket taker across the three formats of game with 544 wickets at an average of 26.65.

Bowling summary across all formats of game (Test + ODI + T20I)

 Mat  Inns  Wkts  Avg  SR  BBI  4w  5w
 247  318  544  26.65   42.6   6/23   27  10

By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 03 Apr, 2018

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