Having gone for the highest-ever price at an IPL auction, Chris Morris will carry some expectation into his eighth season of the competition. Here’s a look at his record from past IPL campaigns.
In an interview with SA Cricket magazine last week, Morris admitted that his price tag will mean little once he takes the field, emphasising his determination to do a good job with the Royals.
This is Morris’ second stint with the team, having played for them before back in 2015. He started his IPL career, however, with the Chennai Super Kings in 2013.
His all-round abilities have made him a popular figure among the IPL teams from the start, although he exploded into life with the bat in 2016 when he smashed 82 off 32 deliveries for the Delhi Daredevils.
He would play for the Delhi outfit until 2019 before he was released and then bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2020 IPL in UAE.
IPL Teams: Chennai Super Kings (2013), Rajasthan Royals (2015), Delhi Daredevils (2016-19), Royal Challengers Bangalore (2020), Rajasthan Royals (2021).
Total runs: 2013 = 14, 2015 = 76, 2016 = 195, 2017 = 154, 2018 = 46, 2019 = 32, 2020 = 34
Total wickets: 2013 = 15, 2015 = 13, 2015 = 13, 2017 = 12, 2018 = 3, 2019 = 13, 2020 = 11
Highest scores: 82*(32) vs Gujarat Lions 2016, 52*(41) vs Mumbai Indians 2017
Best bowling figures: 4-23 vs Kolkata Knight Riders 215, 4-26 vs Rajasthan Royals 2020
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Kartik Tyagi, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahim, Chetan Sakariya, KC Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh.