Chris Morris Biography, Facts & Life Story

Chris Morris South African Cricketer (Fast bowler)

Quick Facts


Full Name:Christopher Henry Morris

Profession:Cricketer (Fast bowler)

Nationality:South African

Age:34 years old (in 2021)

Date of Birth:30 April 1987

Birthplace:Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa


Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m)

Weight:95 kg (209 lbs)

Chest:44 Inches

Biceps:14 Inches

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Dark Brown

Christopher Henry Morris, nicknamed Tipo, is a South African International Cricketer, born in Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South Africa, on 30 April 1987. 33-year-old all-rounder plays first Class and List-A cricket for Titans, the northernmost top-level cricket franchise in South Africa. Chris Morris’s father, William Francis Morris, was a South African former first-class cricketer, who represented Northern Transvaal Schools in the 1972/3 Nuffield Week. He has been married to Lisa Oosthuizen. His favorite Actors are Dax Shepard and Emma Watson. His favorite cricketers include fellow players AB de Villiers, Jacques Kallis, Chris Gale, and Dale Steyn. He likes to go for golf in his spare time.

Career Journey

Chris debuted in 2009-12 domestic cricket season of South Africa representing North-West. From then on, Morris has paid regularly in the domestic leagues of South Africa. The turning point in his career came in 2012 when he performed exceptionally well in the South African Domestic League and thus caught the eye of the selection of the board of the South African Team.

He debuted on 21 December 2012 v New Zealand in a thrilling T20 match. The last T20 he represented RSA was South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Mar 24, 2019. Up until then he has played 23 T20 matches scoring 133 runs with 55 not out being the highest. His T20 career includes 1 fifties with a blasting strike rate of 130s and a low average of 14.

For One day Internationals, he debuted on 10 June 2013 v Pakistan. Last time in ODI he wore RSA’s number 2 jersey was on 6 July 2019 v Australia. Up until then he has played 42 ODIs matches scoring 467 runs with 62 being the highest. His ODI career includes 1 fifty with a balanced strike rate of 150s and a low average of 20.

Morris has not played much cricket at the international level as a Test cricketer. He merely played for 4 test matches for South Africa on International grounds. He made a debut on 2 January 2016 v England. This test match of South Africa on 27 July 2017 v England has been his last Test match up till now he represented RSA. For the mere 4 Tests he played, he scored 173 runs with a mere 69 being the highest. His Test career includes only 1 fifty with an average strike rate of 47 for a test match and a low average of 24.

As Chris plays in the team as an all-rounder, he has taken 34 wickets in T20 internationals with a poor economy of 8.39 per over. For ODI’s he has got 48 batsmen out with an average economy of 5.56. He sent only 12 batsmen to pavilion in his mere 4 international tests with an economy of 4.42. His Career-best figures are 5 wickets for 45 runs in Tests, 4 for 31 in ODIs and 4 for 27 in T20’s.

His First-Class career is pretty decent with an average of 32.9 having 2535 runs in 59 matches also with 196 wickets with 3.18 economy. His List-A career has a batting average of 26.64 in 105, scoring a total of 1359 runs, also with 126 wickets with 5.2 economies. As far as his Domestic T20 career is concerned he has scored a total of 1720 runs in a total of 209 matches with a good average of 21, also with 259 wickets with 7.8 economies.


Chris has the following records throughout his career:

Took 4 wickets in 6 balls, including a Hat-trick, representing team Highveld Lions against opponents Warriors at St George’s Park in Port Elizbeth, South Africa. Highest Wicket Tacker in 2015 Ram Slam T20 Domestic Tournament in South Africa. Scored the 3rd fasted half-century in IPL (Indian Premier League) in 9th edition of IPL for only 17 balls

Facts You Never Knew About Chris Morris!

    • South African allrounder Chris Morris is making an impression of his own in world cricket.
    • He is a bowling allrounder, who often sends the speed gun beyond 140kph and bats fearlessly in the lower-order.
    • Christopher Henry Morris was born in Pretoria, South Africa on 30 April 1987.
    • Morris made his first-class debut in 2009 at the age of 29. However, he didn’t taste success early in his domestic career.
    • Chris Morris was exceptional with the ball. He bowled in tandem with Sohail Tanvir and Dirk Nannes. The Lions lost in the finals but Chris Morris drew the attention of the IPL teams.
    • He made his T20 debut against New Zealand at Durban in 2012. He picked up 2/19 on his debut and dismissed Colin Munro and Corey Anderson.

Chris Morris Education

Qualification: High School Graduate

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Chris Morris Career

Profession: Cricketer (Fast bowler)

Salary: Not Known

Net Worth: Not Known

Family & Relatives

Father: Willie Morris (Former cricketer)

Mother: Not Known

Brother(s): Not Known

Sister(s): Not Known

Marital Status: Married

Wife/Girlfriend: Lisa Oosthuizen

Dating History: Lisa Oosthuizen

Chris Morris Favorites

Hobbies: Playing golf

Favorite Actor: Dax Shepard

Favorite Actress: Emma Watson

Favorite Food: Potjiekos, and roasted rack of lamb

Favorite Color: Black

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