BBL 2022/23: Dunsborough’s Lance Morris bags wickets in Big Bash League

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Lance Morris is strengthening his case for Test selection.
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As he continues to press his case for a Test debut ahead of Australia’s tour of India, Dunsborough’s Lance Morris has been making an impact in the Big Bash League.

Morris continued his strong form last Wednesday in the Perth Scorchers’ seven-wicket win over the Hobart Hurricanes at Optus Stadium as they claimed top spot on the Big Bash League ladder.

The 24-year-old took his first wicket with the second-last ball of the second over as Caleb Jewell was caught out by Jason Behrendorff for 8.

It did not take long for Morris to back up his efforts, with the second ball of the fourth over resulting in Hobart’s captain Matthew Wade being caught out by Josh Inglis for a duck.

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After finishing on 2-21, Morris once again did not bat as the Scorchers managed to surpass the Hurricanes’ 9-146 in 17.3 overs, finishing on 3-147.

Morris would go on to take a further three wickets during the Scorchers’ seven-wicket win over the Adelaide Strikers at Adelaide Oval last Friday.

The ‘Wild Thing’ managed a wicket with the last ball of the fourth over, bowling and catching Thomas Kelly for 9.

Morris would go on to take another wicket with the third ball of the 13th over, with Ben Manenti caught out by Andrew Tye for 4, before taking his third wicket of the day, bowling out Wes Agar to leave the Strikers all out for 92.

He did not bat as the Scorchers took 11.1 overs to surpass the Strikers on 3-94.

He was ultimately rested in the Scorchers’ 10-run win over the Melbourne Renegades at Optus Stadium on Sunday.

Bunbury’s Sam Whiteman has been absent from the Sydney Thunder side after previously playing in the Thunder’s five-wicket loss to Hobart Hurricanes on January 15.

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