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IPL 7: I don’t really bowl for wickets but I think wickets, says Morne Morkel

Morne Morkel picked two wickets for 35 against Mumbai Indians on Wednesday © IANS
Morne Morkel picked two wickets for 35 against Mumbai Indians on Wednesday © IANS

May 15, 2014

After Kolkata Knight Rider’s (KKR) convincing win over Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL)  2014, pacer Morne Morkel said that they had better understanding of the conditions than MI as they had played a match over here. On a pitch with low bounce, Morkel picked two wickets for 35 runs in the innings.

It was important for us to close the chapter tonight and move forward and take it game by game, ball by ball and not to look too far ahead. We had a slight advantage playing and knowing the conditions here. But still, it was equal for both the sides. And the way our spinners bowled tonight was unbelievable.,” Morkel was quoted as saying by the official website of the IPL.

The pitch at Cuttack last night was slow and had little bounce. Morkel who relies on bounce said, “It is definitely in my advantage if the wickets are keeping a bit low. I like to develop and be seen as a bowler who can bowl in all sorts of conditions and not only on bouncy tracks. I will take the result tonight; I am happy with that.” Fast bowlers are known to be aggressive but T20 needs wickets as well as restricting the runs. Explaining the importance of aggression and his line & length , Morkel added, “It just depends on the wicket. They are always going to hit good shots as they are quality players. So it is about reading the conditions quite early and making a decision and backing it. it is important for me to have an aggressive mindset, and to think wickets, but not bowl for wickets. I don’t really bowl for wickets, but I think wickets.  Body language is the key. Intimidation is one thing, but I think it is key to have a good body language.”

Morkel is also working on hiw bowling with legendary left-arm swing bowler Wasim Akram. ” The thing that I am working on with Wasim is to keep hitting the crease and to get in good position at the crease. If I am in a strong position at the crease, then the ball will do the work for me.”

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