South Africa’s all-rounder Chris Morris became the most expensive buy in the history of the IPL as he was sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 16.25 crores.
Before Morris Yuvraj Singh was the most expensive buy in the history of IPL at Rs 16 crores. Chris Morris came in the auction at a base price of Rs 75 lakh. Morris broke all bidding records at the IPL auction as teams went after him. The most expensive overseas buy before Chris Morris was Pat Cummins who was purchased by KKR ahead of the IPL 2020 for Rs 15.5 crores. Morris a right arm fast bowler & a lower order hitter has played 70 IPL games so far & has scored 551 runs at 23.95 and a strike rate of 157.87.
With the ball, Morris has 80 wickets registered on his name at 23.98 and an economy rate of 7.81 runs per over. A seasoned professional for South Africa, “Tipo” Morris, made his international debut in 2012 in a T20I against New Zealand & since then he has featured in 23 T20Is & has 133 runs scored with 34 wickets to show.
Chris Morris has played 218 T20Is & scored 1764 runs at 21 and a strike rate of 151.02. He has also picked up 270 wickets at 22.09 and an economy rate of 7.76 runs per over. However Morris hasn’t played any International Cricket since 2019.