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Full name Johannes Albertus Morkel
Born June 10, 1981, Vereeniging, Transvaal
Current age 33 years 105 days
Major teams South Africa, Africa XI, Chennai Super Kings, Derbyshire, Durham, Easterns, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Somerset, Somerset 2nd XI, South Africa Under-19s, St Lucia Zouks, Titans
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|Only Test||South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Mar 19-22, 2009 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Feb 20, 2004 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Mar 3, 2012 scorecard|
|T20I debut||South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Oct 21, 2005 scorecard|
|Last T20I||India v South Africa at Dhaka, Apr 4, 2014 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Warriors v Titans at Port Elizabeth, Dec 19-22, 2013 scorecard|
|List A debut||1999/00|
|Last List A||Cape Cobras v Titans at Paarl, Dec 5, 2012 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Titans v Lions at Centurion, Apr 8, 2004 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals at Bangalore, May 11, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1*, 0/20||RCB||v Royals||Bangalore||11 May 2014||T20|
|1/20, 16||RCB||v Kings XI||Bangalore||9 May 2014||T20|
|15, 0/24||RCB||v Kings XI||Dubai (DSC)||28 Apr 2014||T20|
|7||RCB||v Royals||Abu Dhabi||26 Apr 2014||T20|
|1/21, 6*||RCB||v KKR||Sharjah||24 Apr 2014||T20|
|1/23||RCB||v Mum Indians||Dubai (DSC)||19 Apr 2014||T20|
|1/18||RCB||v Daredevils||Sharjah||17 Apr 2014||T20|
|0/17||South Africa||v India||Dhaka||4 Apr 2014||T20I # 399|
|3, 0/19||South Africa||v England||Chittagong||29 Mar 2014||T20I # 391|
|5, 0/19||South Africa||v Netherlands||Chittagong||27 Mar 2014||T20I # 386|
Albie Morkel, a right-arm fast-medium bowler and left-handed batsman, was earmarked as the new Lance Klusener, but hasn't quite been able to live up to his billing despite some glimpses of match-winning skills.
Morkel comes from a cricketing family, with father Albert having played for Transvaal B and his brother Morne having also played for South Africa. He rose to prominence playing for his provincial side Easterns against the touring West Indians in 2003-04 when he defied food poisoning to score a century and take five wickets at Benoni.
Ray Jennings, his provincial coach and a former South African wicketkeeper, predicted that Morkel would become a world-class allrounder, and Morkel was given his first taste of international action when picked for the tour of New Zealand in 2003-04. However, his early career brought only a glimpse of his talent and he always looked a perfect Twenty20 cricketer.
He made his Test debut for South Africa against Australia in the third Test in Cape Town in March 2009, replacing his brother who was dropped for the game, but his place in South Africa's one-day line-up has now started to look more uncertain after a run of unconvincing form.
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