He opted to play in the Euro T20 Slam instead.
Months ago, Chris Morris wasn’t considered to be a part of the South Africa National Team. However, just a few days before the 2019 World Cup, it seems that things have turned in his favour. Anrich Nortje suffered a fractured thumb and Morris was called in as his replacement. It was a blessing in disguise as he would be the team’s leading wicket-taker and did well at bat too. However, they were eliminated in the group stages.
Their next match will be against India when they tour the country for a Test and a T20I series. All these will begin on September 15 with the first T20I going to be played at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala. However, Morris will not be part of the team as he had made himself unavailable; he will be playing in the Euro T20 Slam which will begin on August 30.
Besides him, there are a few other players that also opted out of international matches in favour of T20 franchise cricket. Recently, Andre Russel also chose not to play in the tour of India. He received plenty of hate and criticism for his decision.
Morris himself hasn’t played in a lot of T20Is as well, having only played in 23 matches where he scored 133 runs and took 34 wickets.
The South Africa cricket team is also undergoing a self-improvement phase, seeing which areas of the team management and play-style need to be addressed. They will see if their changes will have any effects during their tour of India starting September. To find out more about teams’ future matches and the respective odds, visit Betwala’s page.
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