Chris Morris, the most expensive buy at the Indian Premier League auction, says that in the absence of an injured Joffra Archer, it will be an additional responsibility to lead the Rajasthan Royals' pace attack, but that will not change his role in the team.
He said, & # 39; Every team that I have played in the IPL, every role has been on the new ball and death. It doesn't really change. I have always been a fast bowler in my team and I have been their partner.
"If I am leading an attack, it will not be a new role; if I am supporting it will not be new." There is little responsibility when it comes to leading the attack. But like I said, it won't be different for me, "he said.
Talking about the pressure that comes with such an expensive price tag, Morris said, "I think it's natural to put a little pressure when something like this has happened." If you haven't had any pressure before, but fortunately I've been lying to you in the past, I'm coming to my head with a fairly large price tag.
"At the end of the day, you need to perform, no matter what the cost." Morris feels that his role in the team is different from fellow all-rounder Ben Stokes, who considers him a "magic touch in cricket".
"I think we've got different roles. Stokes batting openings. He's one of the best in the world if not the best. My role is to finish the game off the bat which I hope I'm going to do this year. And I can do it.
"It's different with the ball. I think he bowled much less in the IPL last year than last year.
He said, & # 39; & # 39; But when it comes to cricket, the man has touched magic. So, you know, if we are feeding each other in different roles in the team, then you know, I think we can come up against quite an interesting pair.
The Royals have a new captain in Sanju Samson this year. Morris, who has previously shared the dressing room with the 26-year-old in the IPL, feels that there is someone who holds wickets as well as the field, the Indian team will have a lot to lead.
"I am obviously quite fortunate that I have got a very good relationship with Sanju, I have batted with him in Rajasthan and Delhi. I don't see him as a young captain, I am seriously a good cricketer. As someone who has got a great cricketing mind. "
Ready to go for such a high price tag, Morris said seeing a number of teams interested in his services adds to his confidence.
"I didn't expect to be bought for so many and so many teams to employ my services. It's humble, I never thought I would play that many IPLs."
The 33-year-old stands firmly on winning the IPL. "Whether or not T20 World Cup is a very important season. Your main focus is to win the IPL. It is the second biggest trophy, if not the biggest in this year without the World Cup, you win as a domestic cricketer. Want. "