|Full name||Danny Kyle Morrison|
|Born||3 February 1966
Auckland, New Zealand
|National side||New Zealand (1987–1997)|
|Test debut (cap 164)||4 December 1987 v Australia|
|Last Test||24 January 1997 v England|
|ODI debut (cap 58)||31 October 1987 v India|
|Last ODI||13 November 1996 v Pakistan|
Daniel Kyle Morrison (born 3 February 1966) is a New Zealand cricket commentator and former cricketer. He specialized as a pace bowler with a useful outswinger. He made his test debut for New Zealand in 1987 at the age of 21 against Australia.
His most notable bowling accomplishment occurred on 25 March 1994, when he took a hat-trick in a One Day International (ODI) against India. He is one of only three New Zealanders and twenty-two players worldwide to have taken an ODI hat-trick.
On 28 January 1997, Morrison made his final appearance for his national team, and contributed 14 runs in a 106-run partnership with Nathan Astle for the tenth wicket against England, to save the match. He was dropped from the team after the match.
During his international career, Morrison played for New Zealand in three Cricket World Cups – 1987, 1992 and 1996.
Morrison was often subjected to good nature ridicule regarding this from his teammates and the general public due to his feeble efforts. This went as far as a tie being manufactured in 1996 featuring numerous ducks to celebrate his world record. He is sometimes referred to as “The Duckman” (see List of nicknames used in cricket) and also launched a duck caller for hunters on the back of his record. The duck callers were not very successful.
Since his departure from international cricket, Morrison has been employed in numerous cricket-related positions. These include:
- Commentator on TVNZ, Sky Sports and Fox Sports
- Commentator on the Indian Premier League
- Commentator on the Bangladesh Premier League
- Commentator on the Pakistan Super League
- Commentator on the Caribbean Premier League
- Host of Sky Sports “Cricket Company” show for 7 years
- Host of radio show on Radio Sport for 6 years
- Charity work including the ‘Fight for Life’ – Meningitis appeal
- Involved in coaching for schools and clubs
- Guest speaker
Batter/Bowler for the official New Zealand Beach Cricket team in 2008 and 2009
Morrison currently lives on the Sunshine Coast, Australia, moving there in 2006 with his wife, Kim Morrison and children, Jacob and Tayla.
Morrison released an autobiography after his retirement named Mad As I Wanna Be that was published in 1997. This received generally positive reviews although outspoken New Zealand Cricket commentator Richard Whiting described the overall tone of the book as ‘mental’. He has also written a book called the Danny Morrison Junior Cricket Diary as an aid for aspiring young cricketers.
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