Chris ready to play calming role

21 September 2021 02:02:49 GMTPlus11
Experienced head Chris Morris is ready to be a mentor for Rajasthan Royals

Chris Morris says a key part of his role with the Rajasthan Royals this season is to keep his teammates calm.

The Royals resume their Indian Premier League campaign on Tuesday and are 2.10 to beat Punjab Kings, who are available at 1.72 to come out on top.

Recent arrival

South African all-rounder Morris joined the Royals earlier this year and impressed across the first seven matches of the 2021 campaign,

The 34-year-old has taken 14 wickets for Rajasthan this season and has an economy rate of 8.61 from his 26 overs bowled so far.

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Heading into the match-up with the Kings, Rajasthan have recorded three wins and four defeats in the 2021 IPL.

But they will be missing Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Jos Buttler for the remainder of the season.

Morris ready to step up

With so much talent unavailable, Morris recognises that he must step up and take on a leadership role alongside wicketkeeper and captain Sanju Samson.

Speaking about his role in the team, Morris said: "We have so many experienced players in the team - I will be at mid-off and mid-on, I'll be having a chat with the bowlers.

"If we pick anything, we always relay that to captain Sanju - as a senior player, the role is to keep the players calm and I think there is pressure on players, you always need an idea.

"Whether the likes of Jos Buttler or Ben Stokes are available or not, I have been doing that my whole career - it is a part of the gig I suppose."

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