IPL 2018: Ray Jennings reveals the reason of DD retaining Chris Morris
Morris displayed his all-round prowess last year for Delhi scoring 154 runs and picking 12 wickets.
Updated - Feb 5, 2018 12:49 pm
Former South Africa and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) coach Ray Jennings has heaped praises on the all-rounder Chris Morris. He was retained by Delhi Daredevils franchise for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for a huge amount of Rs 7.1 Crore. Morris is currently playing in the ongoing ODI series against India at home and is determined to do well. However, Jennings has revealed the reason of Daredevils retaining the dynamic cricketer for IPL 2018.
Morris’ start-stop career due to injuries has not allowed him to settled in the national side so far despite bursting into the international scene in December 2012. But he has managed to hog the limelight in the franchise T20 cricket and was instrumental in the few victories of the team in the IPL last year. Morris featured in 9 matches for the franchise in 2017 and scored 154 runs with the bat while picking 12 wickets with the ball.
He is one of the top 3 all-rounders
Ray Jennings, while speaking to Sport 24, revealed the reason of Chris Morris being highly sought after in the IPL. he believed that the 30-year-old is an X-factor to any team as he makes an immediate impact in any facet of the game during the match. “The way people identify talent and what that talent can actually do can be two different things. Morris hits the ball far and bowls as quickly as anyone, but you have to play to make an impact. He can be a key match-winner because he’s a genuine all-rounder with the X-factor,” he said.
He also tipped Morris being one of the top 3 all-rounders in the world cricket at the moment. “When you look at the top three T20 all-rounders in the world, Morris would be there. He can change a game in an over for you – he can hit 20 runs in an over, take two or three wickets or take a great catch at gully,” the 63-year-old added.