Morne Morkel receives no assurance for a berth in WC 2019 from Otis Gibson

Morne Morkel receives no assurance for a berth in WC 2019 from Otis Gibson

If there is communication then it is easier for everyone: Morkel

Morne Morkel
Morne Morkel of South Africa. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Bowling spearhead for South Africa, Morne Morkel, received no assurance from coach Gibson regarding his spot in the ICC World Cup 2019 to be held in England. The Proteas may lose the Morkel to Kolpak deal to England if the management isn’t affirmative about the place of the lanky fast bowler in Cricket South Africa’s future plans.

Morkel recently bowled an unplayable spell against Bangladesh in the second innings as he claimed four wickets to reduce the Tigers to only 90 runs. But an untimely side strain ruled Morkel out 0f the second Test match at Bloemfontein.

The 33-year is now scheduled to miss out on the initial half of the inaugural T20 Global League. That said, the newly appointed Head Coach Ottis Gibson hasn’t quite made any promises to the fast bowler for the World Cup in 2019.

If there is communication then it is easier for everyone: Morkel

“It is one of the conversations I am going to have with Ottis, to find out where I fit in with white-ball cricket, and if there are any plans for me in 2019. I need to know what is their thinking for the next two years, claimed Morne Morkel according to Cricbuzz.com

“I absolutely didn’t tell him anything about the World Cup because it’s still so far away. I’d encourage him to keep enjoying his cricket, which he’s been doing before he got injured,” quoted the newly appointed South African Head Coach, Otis Gibson, after the home side wrapped up the 2-match Test series.

“At the end of the day, as a cricketer, you need to look at the options because we have a lifespan. But if there is communication and you know where you stand, then it is easier for everyone,” concluded Morkel.

South Africa have been sparred with injuries to fast bowler lately with the absence of Vernon Philander and Dale Steyn. The likes of Olivier, Parnell and Phehlukwayo led the fast bowling department in the last Test match against Bangladesh