Danny Morrison

New Zealand|Bowler
Danny Morrison
INTL CAREER: 1987 - 1997
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Full Name

Daniel Kyle Morrison


February 03, 1966, Auckland


57y 52d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role




Short in stature, a disadvantage more than made up for with spirit, Danny Morrison succeeded Richard Hadlee as New Zealand's main strike bowler, and with a slingy action and a good outswinger, he led the line with distinction and for the first half of the 1990s was an ever present in the side. As a genuine strike bowler he often went for a few runs, but developed into a good one-day bowler, with a well-disguised slower ball and nagging accuracy, and his ability to swing the ball made him a difficult proposition in his pomp. New Zealand won only two of his last 35 Tests, but each time Morrison was the catalyst, with 6 for 37 against Australia in Auckland in 1992-93, and eight wickets against Pakistan in Christchurch a year later. As a batter he was a genuine rabbit, at one time holding the world record of 24 Test ducks. It was not really fitting that his final bout of heroics for New Zealand came with the bat, scoring 14 in an unbeaten tenth-wicket stand of 106 with Nathan Astle, which saved a Test against England - he was dropped and it turned out to be his final appearance. He played throughout his career for Auckland, and also had one season in England with Lancashire but failed to adapt as well as had been expected. He is now a television commentator and analyst.

Career Averages
List A165-786256132125/345/3426.474.2837.0420
Batting & Fielding
List A165713628330*8.08--00--310
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Eoin Morgan, David Warner and Danny Morrison at the toss
The commentary team for the final poses with the IPL trophy
Danny Morrison indulges in some local flavour in Mohali
Danny Morrison, Brian Lara, Wasim Akram and Adam Gilchrist at the launch of the Masters Cricket League
Danny Morrison soaks in the atmosphere
Shahid Afridi replaced Misbah-ul-Haq as captain for the third ODI