Danny Morrison is a cricket commentator and former cricketer for the New Zealand National side. Known for his pace as a bowler and fabulous character on the field, Danny Morrison was an integral figure for New Zealand cricket all throughout his career. On the broadcasting side his bright personality has lead him to be very sought after and popular commentator around the world most notably for the IPL and CPL.
As a player Danny had a decorated career which spanned ten years and three World Cups with the Black Caps. In total he amassed 48 Test caps and 96 ODI’s plus many more for his beloved Auckland Cricket Club. In 1987 Danny burst onto the scene making his debut aged just 21 years old and eventually taking the reins from New Zealand great Sir Richard Hadlee in 1990. At the peak of his powers Danny was a fast and formidable wicket taker for his country and reached a career high 8th on the ICC Test bowling rankings. As his career continued so did his skills as a bowler, specifically in the ODI format, which saw him add an array of slower balls and cutters to his arsenal. This progression of skill was on full display in 1994, when he took a hat-trick in an ODI against India, at the time this was the first Hat-trick by a New Zealander in ODI cricket.
Danny Morrison played his last Test match on the 24th January 1997. His last involvement with the team was ironically with the bat as his 106 tenth wicket partnership with Nathan Astle lead to a hard fought draw vs. England at Eden Park. He ended his career and currently stands as the 8th leading Test wicket taker in New Zealand’s history along with winning the New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year award in 1990 and 1993.