Morkel heads to Taunton

January 26, 2012
Albie Morkel

by Ywllowmonkey/Binguyen

Somerset have announced the signing of South African Albie Morkel for this year’s Twenty20 campaign.

The 30 year old all-rounder has been brought in to replace Roelof Van der Merve, who played a key part in helping Somerset into last year’s final held at Edgbaston. Somerset were finding it difficult to find a work permit for Van der Merve, and decided life would be easier with Morkel.

Earlier this month, Somerset also announced that Chris Gayle will join the county for this year’s competition. Somerset over the years have a good record in this format of the game, and bringing big hitting power in the likes of Morkel and Gayle, will give them every chance of more success this year.

Speaking of Morkel’s arrival, Brian Rose, Somerset’s Director of cricket said: “Albie is an immensely gifted cricketer and especially exciting one-day player and fits in well with our T20 set-up.”

The Scoop 26/01/2012

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