Chris Morris Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | March 20, 2024

Date of Birth

30 / April / 1987


37 Years


South African Cricketer (Fast bowler)

Chris Morris, born Christopher Henry Morris on April 30, 1987, is a renowned South African cricketer known for his fast bowling skills. Nicknamed “Tipo,” Morris has left a remarkable imprint in cricketing history with several notable achievements.

Chris Morris (Cricketer) Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Wife & More

Among his feats are taking 4 wickets in 6 balls, including a hat-trick for the Highveld Lions against Warriors at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth. Additionally, he holds the record for being the highest wicket-taker in the 2015 Ram Slam T20 domestic tournament in South Africa. Notably, Morris also scored the 3rd fastest half-century in IPL history, achieving the feat in IPL 9 in just 17 balls.

Early Life

Chris Morris comes from a cricketing background, with his father Willie being a left-arm orthodox bowler in South African domestic cricket. Both Chris and his father achieved hat-tricks in their respective domestic cricket careers. His talent was recognized early on, evident in his acquisition by the Chennai Super Kings for a staggering $650,000 during the 2013 IPL auction. Excelling in cricket from the start, Morris made his mark by taking two wickets in his debut matches across all formats for South Africa.


Chris Morris hails from Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa, although details about his schooling, college, and educational qualifications are not available.


Chris Morris was born on April 30, 1987, in Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa, under the zodiac sign of Taurus. He was 37 years old and holds South African nationality.

Physical Stats

Chris Morris stands tall at 196 centimeters (1.96 meters or 6 feet 5 inches) and weighs 95 kilograms (209 pounds). His body measurements include a chest size of 44 inches, a waist of 34 inches, and a biceps of 14 inches. He sports striking blue eyes and blonde hair.


Chris Morris is married to Lisa Oosthuizen. The couple has a baby boy.

Chris Morris with his wife Lisa Oosthuizen and a baby boy

Chris Morris with his wife Lisa Oosthuizen and a baby boy


Chris Morris’s father is Willie Morris, a former cricketer, but information about his mother, siblings, and relatives is not disclosed. He follows the Christian faith and enjoys playing golf as one of his hobbies.

Indian Premier League

After notable achievements in the Indian Premier League, Chris Morris fetched over US$1 million at the 2016 auction. His standout performance came during that season, where he scored his highest T20 score, hitting 82 not out from just 32 balls, with four fours and eight sixes. Despite being released by the Delhi Capitals before the 2020 IPL auction, he was acquired by the Royal Challengers Bangalore. In 2021, he made history by becoming the most expensive player in IPL history after being bought by the Rajasthan Royals for Rs. 16.25 crores (~US$2.3 million).


Chris Morris has had a remarkable career in cricket, showcasing his talents both as a bowler and a batsman. Hailing from a cricketing family, with his father Willie being a left-arm orthodox bowler in South African domestic cricket, Morris quickly made his mark. His exceptional performance in domestic cricket, including achieving a hat-trick like his father, led to him being noticed in the IPL, where he was bought by the Chennai Super Kings for a record-breaking amount. Known for his ability to hit sixes and his prowess with the ball, Morris has consistently delivered impressive performances, notably scoring a blistering 82 runs off just 32 balls in the 2016 IPL.

Net Worth

Chris Morris is estimated to have a net worth of $9 million.

Favourite Things

Favourite Food Potjiekos, and roasted rack of lamb
Favourite Cricketer Batsman: Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle
Bowler: Dale Steyn
Favourite Actress Emma Watson
Favourite Actor Dax Shepard

Some lesser known facts about Chris Morris

  • Morris belongs to a cricketing family as his father Willie was a left-arm orthodox bowler in South African domestic cricket.
  • Both Chris and his father took a hat-trick in their domestic cricket careers.
  • In the 2013 IPL, he was bought by Chennai Super Kings for a whopping amount of $650,000, after which he said that he had “never seen so much money”.
  • He took 2 wickets in his debut matches for South Africa in all formats (T20, Test, and ODI).
  • He is a decent batsman and has a reputation for hitting sixes. In the 2016 IPL9, he scored a blistering knock of 82 runs off just 32 balls with 4 fours and 8 sixes against Gujarat Lions.
  • Does Chris Morris smoke?: No
  • Does Chris Morris drink alcohol?: Yes

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Body Measurements Chest: 44 Inches, Waist: 34 Inches, Biceps: 14 Inches
Birth Place Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Children A baby Boy
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Height In CM 196 CM
Height In Meter 1.96 M
Nationality South African
Parents Father: Willie Morris, Mother: Not Known
Profession South African Cricketer (Fast bowler)
Siblings Not Known
Spous Lisa Oosthuizen
Weight 95 kg
Zodiac Sign Taurus


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