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Morkel admits his Proteas career is ‘nearly finished


Morkel admits his Proteas career is ‘nearly finished’

South Africa pacer Morne Morkel who was a key part of the Proteas team that shot to the top of the ICC rankings, admits he is coming to the end of his international career despite tormenting England’s batsmen this summer.

Asked how long he could realistically see himself playing international cricket for, Morkel did not provide a time-frame but hinted it may not be too much longer. But he will meet with CSA at the end of the ongoing tour to England to discuss his future.

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“I will speak with Cricket South Africa and see where they see me featuring. I love playing for this team. But it’s not rocket science that they probably want to start looking, in white-ball cricket, at the 2019 World Cup,” said Morkel

He added, “Am I going to part of those plans? If I can be around to help the younger guys find their feet, so be it. I’ll do that. For me the main focus is this tour and then we’ll go back and see how we go.”

However, 32-year-old bowler thinks he’s still strong both mentally and physically.

“My conditioning’s been good over the years and I really look after my body. Mentally and physically I feel strong. But the World Cup is two or three years down the line and those are decisions they need to make,” he concluded.

– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com

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