Morne Morkel

Morkel says Proteas determined to make life easy for new skipper Amla

Morne-MorkelJohannesburg, June 21 : South Africa paceman Morne Morkel has said that the squad is determined to make life as easy as possible for newly appointed Test captain Hashim Amla as they prepare for next month's tour of Sri Lanka.

Morkel said that it is a bit of a new-look team, a fresh team, but one that has played well.

According to Sport24, Morkel said that with Amla leading South Africa's Test squad, they are a team that wants to back him and play well for him to make his job a bit easier.

South Africa dump failed opener McKenzie and pace bowler Morne Morkel

Durban (South Africa), Mar. 11: South Africa have dumped opener Neil McKenzie and pace bowler Morne Morkel for the third Test against Australia that begins from March 19 in Cape Town.

The Proteas, who trail Ricky Ponting''s men 2-0 in the three-Test series and have surrendered their chance to take the No. 1 ranking from Australia, will also be without skipper Graeme Smith, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

Smith broke his right little finger when struck by a short ball from Mitchell Johnson while batting in this week''s second Test in Durban and is hoping to return for next month''s five-game one-day series against Australia.



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