South Africa fast bowler Morné Morkel has announced he will retire from international cricket at the end of the Australia Test series.
South Africa will host Australia for four Tests starting March 1, in Durban.
He will now end his international career when the fourth Test ends on April 3, in Johannesburg. Provided he plays all four matches, Morkel will finish with 87 Tests and will add to his current tally of 294 Test wickets – fifth overall for South Africa.
Since making his Test debut in 2006, Morkel has been a vital part of South Africa’s most potent pace attack along with Dale Steyn, especially after Makhaya Ntini’s last Test in 2009.
He will end his ODI career with 188 wickets from 117 matches at an average of 25.32 with two five-fors. In T20 internationals which he last played in Lahore for the World XI side, he collected 47 wickets from 44 matches at an economy rate of 7.50.