RR vs SRH in IPL 2021: Chris Morris justifies his Rs 16.25 cr price tag once again, takes 3 wickets to become joint second in Purple Cap table- Many cricket experts raised their eyebrows when Rajasthan Royals bought South African all-rounder Chris Morris for a whopping price of Rs 16.25 cr in IPL auction. However, Morris has performed exceptionally well so far in IPL 2021. In the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the right-arm pacer picked three wickets to help his side registered a 55-run win.
Morris in IPL 2021
Morris is now second in the list of highest wicket-taker of IPL 2021. He has picked 14 wickets in seven games at a strike rate of 10.71 and an impressive economy of 8.60. He is averaging just above 15 in this season.
Morris the Batsman
Morris has also delivered with the bat as he has scored 48 in seven innings which includes a match-winning knock of 36 not out against Delhi Capitals. Morris is batting with a strike rate of 154.83 in IPL 2021. However, he will aim to better his batting record in IPL.
Morris replaces Archer
Chris Morris’s contribution to RR became more important after Jofra Archer pulled out due to injury. All eyes were on Morris, who had this big price tag to put him under pressure, and then he also had to perform the role of lead pacer for RR. Jofra Archer was the most valuable player of IPL 2020 which shows that it was not easy for Morris to take fill in for Archer.
Meanwhile, Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson starred with the bat as Rajasthan Royals posted a score of 220/3 in the allotted twenty overs against SunRisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Sunday. Buttler and Samson played knocks of 124 and 48 respectively for the Royals. Riyan Parag also played a useful cameo of 15 runs from eight balls. For SRH, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, and Vijay Shankar returned with one wicket each.