South African all-rounder Chris Morris has joined the Delhi Capitals (DC) squad and will be available for selection for the next tie against Kolkata Knight Riders later today. While everybody is pitting him as Delhi’s answer to Andre Russell, Morris has admitted that there is no such competition and he will focus on his job.
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals have failed to secure a win on their very first home game. But the three-day gap after the Chennai Super Kings beating will help them understand the revamped Kotla strip. South Africa’s all-rounder Chris Morris availability will be a massive boost for the home side as he can bring Andre Russell like qualities in the Capitals line-up. Besides, the likes of Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer need to score runs at a good pace which has hurt in the last two games.
With Morris coming in, there can be a change in the batting position of Rishabh Pant, who has been in scintillating form. Chris Morris; however, hailed Pant calling him a talented wicket-keeper batsman who can bat at any position. Speaking about his own role, Morris said that his job is to bat hard at the lower-order.
“Doesn’t matter where Pant bats, he is good wherever he bats. My role is to play hard at the end,” Morris said on the eve of the match.
Wicket is on the slower side: Morris
The Kotla wicket has been a bit different this time with the ball offering some turn and gripping while coming to the batsmen. It has attracted eyeballs, and Chris Morris agreed that it is one of the most significant differences at the venue this season.
“The biggest difference is that it is a little slower and turning a bit. The wicket here has been good and quick, but it’s a little bit on the slower side this time. There is natural variation in the wicket,” he concluded.
Chris Morris will have to play a significant role against the in-form Kolkata Knight Riders and stop their winning run. It will be a thrilling clash when two top teams face each other and there will be enough ingredients present to make it exciting for the fans.