Albie and Morne Morkel


It would be unjust to overlook the contribution the Morkel family has made to the Proteas cause. Albie and Morne Morkel became the first brothers in 56 years to be named as annual Cricketers of the Year in the same season. The Morkels won the prestigious award for 2008 with three other recipients: Johan Botha, Dillon du Preez and fast bowler Mondi Zondeki. Athol and Eric Rowan were the last set of siblings to receive the honour in the same year back in 1952. Albie is a gifted all-rounder and is one of the leading candidates to replace the retired Shaun Pollock and Lance Klusener. The younger Morne has matured over the past year to a fine fast bowler. He was the top wicket taker when he claimed 15 scalps as South Africa demolished England last year. � Phathisani Moyo

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