Chris Morris reveals that playing in Indian Premier League (IPL) helps in learning about how cricket is played in different conditions © Getty Images
Chris Morris reveals that playing in Indian Premier League (IPL) helps in learning about how cricket is played in different conditions © Getty Images

As South Africa take part in the West Indies Tri-series alongside Australia, all-rounder Chris Morris reveals that playing in Indian Premier League (IPL) helps in learning about how cricket is played in different conditions. Morris emerged as one of the most successful all-rounders in this season of IPL and was efficient with both bat and ball for his team Delhi Daredevils. Apart from match-winning knocks, Morris bowled faster balls very consistently and successfully and cemented his place in the national team for the ongoing tour. South Africa started the tour with a defeat against the hosts West Indies and will play their next match against Australia. READ: Chris Morris praises IPL 2016; terms international cricket ‘different animal’

Talking to cricket.com.au, Morris revealed, “It is about different perspectives, how you go around batting and bowling in different conditions, or handling other batsmen or bowlers. Playing in different countries is always challenging. The one thing about the IPL that stands out in this sense is that a lot of knowledge goes around, and not just from seniors to juniors. Different players and coaching staff have different opinions and ideas about how they approach things. And nobody is scared to ask. So you end up learning quite a bit about different conditions, and how to cater to them without changing much about your own game. It is great to have different perspectives and then to try and assimilate them into your game.”

He also mentioned that just like any other cricketer, playing Tests is a dream to him. “The only way you can do that is if you perform in other formats. It is as simple as that. And fortunately back home, I have had quite a nice run in four-day and one-day cricket. But we all know the dream is to play Test cricket. So I put a lot of pressure on myself to perform in four-day cricket. It is quite a simple thing, and if you can bat in the longer format, you can back yourself to bat in other formats quite easily,” he said.