Chris Morris had a spectacular domestic season in 2011/12 in which he went from being an unsung franchise cricketer to a genuine contender for international selection. His performances in the T20 Challenge were electric particularly in the two league matches against the eventual champions, The Unlimited Titans.
His ability to take wickets both up front and at the death makes him an invaluable T20 weapon. He also wields the bat effectively either down the order or as a pinch hitter and was a prime contributor to the success of the bizhub Highveld Lions in winning the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge. His success wasn’t limited to T20 cricket as he took a hat trick in the Sunfoil Series against the Chevrolet Warriors in 2010/11 and followed it with a career best 8/44 in 2012/13.
It came as no surprise when he was called up for the unofficial T20 International Triangular against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh and his official debut for the Proteas followed against New Zealand at the end of 2012. He earned his first ODI cap against Pakistan at the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy tournament in England.
Injuries have frustrated his international career over the past year.