Morris Credits Gibson For Bowling Improvement

Morris Credits Gibson For Bowling Improvement

Chris Morris says his work with South Africa head coach Ottis Gibson has helped him become a better bowler. Morris was a late addition to South Africa’s World Cup squad, replacing the injured Anrich Nortje, and the 32-year-old has become an integral part of a side that has been hit hard by further injuries.

Dale Steyn, one of the best pace bowlers in the world, was sent home because of a shoulder problem while Lungi Ngidi remains on the sidelines with a hamstring issue picked up in the defeat to Bangladesh. Without a win from their first four World Cup matches, the Proteas managed to claim all the spoils against Afghanistan on Saturday with a thumping nine-wicket victory in Cardiff.

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Morris impressed with the ball, taking 3/13 for his best figures of the tournament so far, and he revealed his work with Gibson has helped him massively. “There are a lot less worms in my head on the cricket field these days. The job I was given by Ottis was quite a clear-cut one. If I stick to that, it’s a job I think I can do,” he was quoted as saying by www.cricketworld.com.

“I have worked quite nicely with Ottis in the last two weeks. We have found something in the run-up that we’ve changed. That’s given me a lot more rhythm and more balance at the crease. It’s coming on nicely for now. “I try not to bowl as fast as I can because that’s when I tend to break. It’s just about finding rhythm, hitting the wicket and not trying to do too many things.”

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