Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Morris Relishing Early Opportunity To Pick Brains Of Overseas Signing Abbott

Morris Relishing Early Opportunity To Pick Brains Of Overseas Signing Abbott

Charlie Morris is relishing the prospect of playing alongside and learning off Worcestershire 2016 overseas signing Kyle Abbott – and to have an early opportunity to pick his brains.

The County paceman is hoping to have a get together with Abbott next month when touring South Africa with the MCC.

Morris will have that opportunity when he and his team-mates watch England in action against the Proteas during the Durban and Cape Town Tests.

Morris said: "It is a really good signing for Worcestershire and hopefully I will get to chat with him out in South Africa. I'll hopefully grab him at some point.

"Kyle has played a lot of cricket and just to talk to him about bowling will be good.

"If you can talk to as many international players as you can, to get as much knowledge as you can, it is only beneficial.

"He is a world class bowler and to have him for the second half of next season (early July to late September) will be invaluable."

Worcestershire have predominantly operated with a spinner as their overseas player for the past two seasons via Saeed Ajmal and Sachithra Senanayake until Shannon Gabriel's arrival for the final two matches of 2015.

Morris said: "It is great to have someone of international experience as an overseas seamer. It was the same with having Shannon (Gabriel) here for the last part of the season."

Morris is looking forward to finally playing some cricket in South Africa – at the second attempt.

He said: "I was supposed to go to South Africa before on a tour with my school, King's in Taunton, but I had a stress fracture of the back when I was 17

"It will be nice to go out there finally and play some cricket."