Chris Morris Highest Wicket Taker in IPL 2017
Question in detail
Delhi Daredevils' all-rounder Chris Morris makes merry rising sharply on the bowlers' chart. 12 wickets to his name bring him close to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the highest wicket taker in IPL 2017 after 28 matches of the tournament. While Bhuvneshwar is leading the table with 16 wickets in 7 matches, Morris is also not far behind. Just one rank down to Hyderabad's pace spearhead, Morris needs 4 more wickets to revel in the top spot as a bowler. He has taken wickets in bulk in the ongoing IPL season. In the first match against RCB, he took 3 wickets. He came up with a stellar performance against Punjab in the third match where he again picked 3 wickets. In the fifth match against Hyderabad, he bagged 4 wickets. However, Chris Morris' wickets in IPL 10 haven't helped his team win matches. Most of his efforts have gone in vain due to poor batting woes.
The South African all-rounder started off his IPL journey with CSK in 2014. In the very next year, he was signed up by Rajasthan Royals. After paying his services to Rajasthan, he joined Delhi Daredevils in 2016. He has continued his all-round services with the franchise in IPL 2017 as well. Morris has been a key performer for Delhi since 2016. In the ongoing season, he has taken 12 wickets so far and is likely to become the highest wicket taker in IPL 2017.
A bowler capable enough to generate disconcerting pace and a batsman with ability to hit the ball hard over the rope, Morris has been crucial to Delhi's wins oftentimes, not in all matches though. An arsenal of varying Yorkers that he has in his account makes him a death over specialist who can check the oppositions' late charge. Delhi has been and will be relying a lot on Chris Morris' wickets in IPL 10.
Will Chris Morris continue his stellar performance to swoop Purple Cap in IPL 2017?