Chris Morris is a South African international cricketer who plays first-class and List A cricket for Titans.
Morris made his Twenty20I debut for South Africa on 21 December 2012 against New Zealand. He had figures of 3.4-0-19-2 in that game before suffering an injury. Morris made his One Day International debut for South Africa on 10 June 2013 against Pakistan as part of the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. He made his Test debut for South Africa against England on 2 January 2016.
He starred in the South Africa – England one day series in February 2016, making 62 off 38 balls to level the series in the 4th ODI.
On 19 February 2017, he picked up 4 wickets early in his 7-over spell in a rain-delayed 34-over-a-side game, but in the final two overs he conceded 38 runs despite picking up 4 wickets against New Zealand.
Morris was selected as part of South Africa’s Test, ODI and T20I squads for their tour of England, which ran from May 2017 until August 2017. Morris was also selected as part of South Africa’s squad for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, in which South Africa failed to make it out of the group stage.
In September 2018, he was named in the Titans’ squad for the 2018 Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy. The following month, he was named in Nelson Mandela Bay Giants’ squad for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament. He was the leading wicket-taker for the team in the tournament, with nine dismissals in seven matches.
On 7 May 2019, Morris was added to South Africa’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, replacing Anrich Nortje, who was ruled out with a hand injury. He finished the tournament as the leading wicket-taker for South Africa, with thirteen dismissals in eight matches.
In September 2019, he was named in the squad for the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants team for the 2019 Mzansi Super League tournament. After several years of success in the IPL, he fetched over US$1 million at the 2016 IPL auction. Morris achieved his highest score in all formats of T20 during IPL 2016 playing against Gujarat Lions. Morris scored 82* runs off just 32 balls with 4 fours and 8 sixes, against the Lions in the Feroz Shah Kotla. Morris was retained for 7.1 crore for the 2018 IPL, but was later ruled out of the tournament, due to an injury he sustained during the first few matches. He again played the 2019 IPL for Delhi Capitals and helped them qualify for the semis. He was released by the Delhi Capitals ahead of the 2020 IPL auction. In the 2020 IPL auction, he was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the 2020 Indian Premier League.