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Proteas : Gibson pulls the worms out of Morris’ head

sgtdjones 2019-06-19 20:18:22 

Proteas: Gibson pulls the worms out of Morris’ head
Proteas allrounder Chris Morris has credited coach Ottis Gibson with helping him improve his bowling.

There are few analysts who would ever deign to question the attitude and application of Proteas allrounder Chris Morris but his ‘cricketing brain’ has abandoned him at critical points.

Morris was initially left out of the World Cup squad having not played an ODI for a year while he was a mainstay of the Twenty20 team. The prevailing impression of him was that his bowling lacked the consistency to give the Proteas a full ten overs. In the 2019 World Cup, though, Morris has been among the better bowlers claiming six wickets across three games including 3/13 against Afghanistan.

The allrounder himself credits a clarity of vision imparted to him by coach Ottis Gibson with helping him improve on his bowling. Morris is capable of topping 140 kmph with his effort ball but has too often lost his rhythm striving for pace. Morris says that Gibson, who was England’s bowling coach before he took the Proteas top job, has made things really simple for him.

“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,” said Morris.

The work done hasn’t been all mental though, with Gibson helping Morris tweak his run-up to ensure a smoother arrival at the crease.

“I have worked quite nicely with Ottis in the last two weeks,” Morris said.

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.”

The South African

FuzzyWuzzy 2019-06-19 20:28:19 

In reply to sgtdjones

Nuff men from the southeastern end of the Caribbean gine ded

sgtdjones 2019-06-19 20:28:59 

In reply to FuzzyWuzzy

Oh dem gats worms?

razz razz razz

sudden 2019-06-19 20:40:44 

In reply to FuzzyWuzzy

and they say Otis is a good bowling coach and not a head coach big grin

ponderiver 2019-06-19 20:51:54 

Hotis is a Bush doctor he great when yuh have worms

XFactor 2019-06-19 21:08:47 

In reply to ponderiver

lol lol lol

Verstehen 2019-06-20 07:28:07 

Proteas : Gibson pulls the worms out of Morris’ head

Now all Gibbo has to do is pull the SA team’s heads out their asses....

Khaga 2019-06-20 08:05:13 

In reply to Verstehen

His own head is up quota assministration's

Larr Pullo 2019-06-20 08:14:29 

In reply to Khaga

How many Dalits does the BCCI allow on team India?

Khaga 2019-06-20 08:18:20 

In reply to Larr Pullo

Explain the equivalence you are attempting..

Larr Pullo 2019-06-20 09:54:30 

In reply to Khaga

Is there a quota for Dalits or are they killed for trying to play cricket with higher classed cricketers, like they would kill a Dalit were he to marry a higher caste woman?