Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has stated that Chris Morris is going to bring a lot of experience to the squad for the upcoming season of the IPL. Morris is going to add value to the RCB squad as he can bowl accurately in the death overs. The death bowling has been RCB’s Achilles Heel in the tournament and they would want to come up with a better performance.
Morris has an accurate yorker in his repertoire and he can deliver the goods for RCB. The South African all-rounder can also get going with the bat as he can score quickly.
The right-hander had scored 195 runs in seven innings in IPL 2016 at a blistering strike rate of 178.89 and had scored 154 runs in nine innings in IPL 2017 while playing for Delhi Capitals (earlier Delhi Daredevils).
Moreover, Morris had also done a fine job with the ball as he had scalped 13 wickets in 12 matches of IPL 2016 whereas he had snared 12 wickets in nine matches in IPL 2017. Thus, Morris has delivered the goods with both bat and ball in the IPL.
Morris was roped in by RCB for a whopping INR 10 crores and he would aim to come up with his best. Overall, Morris has scored 517 runs in 61 IPL matches at an average of 27.21 and a whirlwind strike rate of 157.62.
Furthermore, Australian limited overs captain Aaron Finch will also bring experience at the top of the order for RCB.
“I would definitely agree with that (most all-round squad). The reason why we wanted someone like Chris Morris precisely for that reason. He brings a lot of experience into the squad,” Virat Kohli was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
“The youngsters whom we have picked this year are exciting too. Someone like Aaron Finch, who has a lot of experience, playing international cricket for a while, Josh Philippe, up and coming, exciting player,” he further added.
RCB will aim to come up with a collective effort, which they haven’t been able to do in the previous seasons. The Virat Kohli-led team would aim to turn the tables and they have the players who can take them to glory in the upcoming season.
RCB will play their opening match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on 21st September at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.