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20 Feb 2021
8:01 am

Morris can change SA’s fortune, too


He is a powerful-hitting batsman and more than handy fast bowler, who can swing the ball at pace.

Chris Morris of South Africa reacts after taking a catch to dismiss Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Warm Up match between Sri Lanka and South Africa at Cardiff Wales Stadium on May 24, 2019 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

South African cricketer Chris Morris has hit the jackpot. The 33-year-old Titans all-rounder was this week signed by the Rajasthan Royals for a record $2.25 million at this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. R32.8 million is not bad for someone deemed surplus to the national team’s requirements, having last played for his country in the Proteas’ disastrous World Cup campaign in the United Kingdom in 2019. The previous highest fee at the auction was the $2.2 million the Delhi Daredevils paid for Yuvraj Singh in 2015. Prior to this auction, the most expensive foreign player was Australia’s Pat Cummins...