South African cricketer and all-rounder Albie Morkel has rejected suggestions that he is a spent force as far as playing international cricket is concerned, and added that he still hopes to represent his country in Test cricket again.
Their back against the wall after just three wins in five outings, Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder Albie Morkel said the star-studded team will have to sort out its batting woes to have any chance of making the IPL semifinals.
Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder Albie Morkel has said that at least one of their top six batsmen would need to score a big one in tomorrow`s IPL match if they are keen to get the better of indomitable Kings XI Punjab.
A dejected Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli wants to "forget" the humiliating defeat against Rajasthan Royals even though he conceded that poor application was responsible for being shot out for 70 in an IPL encounter here on Saturday.
Bangalore based franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore, have always been a batting powerhouse since the inception of the Indian Premier League (IPL). In the forthcoming edition of the cash-rich league, they will once again rely on their batting to lift their maiden IPL trophy.
South African batsman AB de Villiers has said that the Australian umpire, who committed a `no-ball` blunder in their World Twenty20 win over England in Chittagong, has offered an apology for his actions.
Left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc led a strong Australian bowling performance and set up a comfortable six-wicket win against South Africa in the third and final Twenty20 international at SuperSport Park on Friday.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is inarguably one of India`s finest finisher in the shortest format but there is one little piece of statistic which the `Captain Cool` wouldn`t certainly be amused and would like to change it during the course of fifth ICC World T20.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni led the way with a typically aggressive half-century to power Chennai Super Kings to a 33-run win over Delhi Daredevils here today and brighten their prospects of securing a top-two finish ahead of the play-offs of the Pepsi Indian Premier League.
Albie Morkel is likely to miss his third straight game in the ongoing Indian Premier League as the recovery process of the injured Chennai Super Kings speedster from South Africa is ‘pretty slow’, according to fielding coach Steve Rixon.
Albie Morkel, a regular in the Chennai Super Kings line-up during IPL, says the experience of sharing the dressing room with Mahendra Singh Dhoni, R Ashwin and Suresh Raina will help South Africa when they take on India in their final Super Eight game of the World Twenty20.
South Africa skipper Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis have fully recovered from the injuries they sustained during the second Test against England at Headingley, while Alviro Petersen and Albie Morkel continue to make positive strides towards full fitness before the Lord’s Test
Chennai Super Kings` coach Stephen Fleming was optimistic of his team`s chances ahead of their IPL match against Pune Warriors here on Thursday despite losing the services of South African all-rounder Albie Morkel, who has gone back home to attend the funeral of a close friend.
South African all-rounder Albie Morkel has failed to live-up to his expectations of being the next Lance Klusener. While his younger brother Morne has made rapid strides in internationals, Albie hopes that his exploits in the Indian Premier League (IPL) helps him establish himself in the Proteas Test side.