WC 2019: Proteas name replacement for Anrich Nortje
South Africa fast bowler Chris Morris gets a wonderful opportunity to represent the team at upcoming World Cup 2019. He has been named as the replacement of Anrich Nortje who has been ruled out of the summer’s marquee event with a fractured hand.
The 32-year-old Chris Morris was last seen plying his trade for South Africa ODI assignment in February 2018. However, his presence would absolutely be a sheer essence to the team as he has the capability to offer all-round abilities.
His ability to add dimension to team’s bowling attack and the fact that he could score some important runs for the team in the lower-middle order makes him the best option.
“Chris has always been in our plans and is our next best option with the ball,” Cricket South Africa convenor of selectors Linda Zondi said, explaining that Morris has always been in team’s plans.
Morris has all ingredients to offer for the team
“He has the pace and death-bowling skills which will be vital in the UK, and also gives us that depth as a deadly finisher with the bat. We have had concerns around his injuries and workload capabilities but this is an opportunity for him to make a mark on the biggest stage,” he said.
“Admittedly, the injuries ahead of the tournament have been frustrating but I continue to have confidence that the players we have selected will make the country proud. It is unfortunate what has happened to Anrich, he is a talented player with exciting potential. We wish him well on his road to recovery and have no doubt that he will bounce back to fulfil his potential,” he added.
Revised Squad for 2019 World Cup:
Faf du Plessis, (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), David Miller, JP Duminy, Dale Steyn, Andile Phehlukwayo, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram, Rassie vd Dussen, Hashim Amla, Tabraiz Shamsi.