Chris Morris is one of the most reputed all rounders in T20 cricket around the world. The Protea all rounder possess a wide range of skills with both bat and ball and has always been a hot selling cake in the world’s biggest cricket competition in IPL. He has now become a freelance cricketer and has been discarded from South African cricket.
Chris Morris made his IPL debut for Chennai Super Kings in 2013. He was bought for 3.32 crores. In 2015, Chris Morris IPL was released by CSK and one time champion Rajasthan Royals bought Chris Morris IPL price for 1.6 crores. He was released the very next year and spent his next 3 years at DC till 2019.
Chris Morris IPL 2020 played for RCB and he was again released this year and Chris Morris IPL 2021 again went back to his former franchise Rajasthan Royals where he is , at the moment. He has played 80 IPL matches for 94 wickets and 684 runs.
Chris Morris’s value increases exponentially because of his ability to smack a few with the bat towards the end of the innings. Any team would love to have a #8 batsman like him in their team who gives that batting depth to their side. Lets have a look at Chris Morris IPL record
Chris Morris was one of the very few elite death bowlers who was in the auction list in 2021. There was a massive bidding war between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals initially and RCB gave up once he crossed 10c mark. The fun fact is that RCB were the ones who released him prior auction and them going after Chris Morris for such a huge amount was bizarre. In the end, RR bought Chris Morris for a whopping 16.25 crore rupees making him the biggest buy ever in IPL history.
The dynamics of IPL auction works in such a way that those who have the skillset to bowl well at death, batting all rounders and bowling all rounders will be the ones who will fetch handsome amount from the franchise. This is purely because of the fact that there are not much express fast bowlers available in India.
This paved way for Chris Morris to be the highest paid cricketer only second to Virat Kohli. He fetched a mind boggling amount of 16.25 crores. Chris Morris IPL team at the moment is Rajasthan Royals and he will most probably be released ahead of mega auction.
Chris Morris made his entry to the IPL after the then 2 time champions Chennai Super Kings bought him for 3.32 crores. He played a pivotal role in helping CSK reach the final of the tournament where they were hammered by Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians. Its not a big surprise as Mumbai Indians have always schooled Chennai Super Kings in IPL finals.
Chris Morris picked 15 wickets at an economy rate of 8 in his very first season in IPL. His best season in terms of economy rate came in 2020 for RCB where he picked 11 wickets at an ER of 6.63 runs per over. His best season with the bat was in 2016 for Delhi Capitals where he amassed 195 runs at a strike rate of 178.