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Ryan Harris

Full NameRyan James Harris

BornOctober 11, 1979

Height5 ft 11 in (1.81 m)

NationalityAustralian

RoleBowler

Relation(s)Cherie Harris (Spouse)

Ryan Harris Biography


Ryan James Harris is a former Australian cricketer. He was born on October 11, 1979 in Nowra, New South Wales, Australia and was a right-arm fast-medium bowler and a right-handed batsman.


He had sublime accuracy with the ball and troubled the batsmen with his sharp line and lengths.


Background


Harris started his career playing for the Southern Redbacks in the 2001-02 Australian domestic season.


After starting his career with South Australia, Harris moved onto Queensland and played for them until the end of his domestic career. He played county cricket for Sussex and Surrey in the 2008 and 2009 seasons respectively.


In the IPL, Harris played for the Deccan Chargers for two years and was part of the 2009 winning team. He then played for Kings XI Punjab from the year 2011 to 2013.


Debut


Harris made his international debut in an ODI match against South Africa in Hobart on 18 January 2009. He didn’t perform as per the expectations and took just one wicket for 54 runs.


He was later dropped from the ODI team for almost a year. In March of 2009, he was called up for the Test series against New Zealand, where he picked up two and four wickets in the first and the second innings respectively.


Rise to glory


On 26 January 2010, Harris was called up into the Australian squad for the 3rd ODI against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval as a replacement for the injured Peter Siddle. Harris seized his opportunity, as he picked up five wickets in his comeback match.


He continued his excellence in the following two matches of the series by taking eight more wickets. He was adjudged the Man of the series for taking 13 wickets in three matches with an impressive average of 8.15.


In the 2013 Ashes series, Harris took five wickets in an innings at the Lord’s test and had his name in the Lord’s Honours board.


Stats and Records


Harris took 113 wickets in 27 Test matches with five five-wicket hauls at an average of 23.52. He also scored three half-centuries in Tests.


He had 44 wickets to his name in just 21 ODIs with three five-wicket hauls and a meager economy rate of 4.84.


Retirement


In March 2014 it was announced that Harris would be out for about six months for his knee surgery. He hung his boots in July 2015, three days before the start of the Ashes.


Joe Burns and Ryan Harris fined by CA for misconduct
Joe Burns and Ryan Harris fined by CA for misconduct
Both have received fines for behaviour not in the purview of the game.
Kevin Pietersen the toughest batsman to bowl to, says Ryan Harris
Kevin Pietersen the toughest batsman to bowl to, says Ryan Harris
Apart from his favorite batsmen, Ryan Harris discussed the role of a coach and importance of MRF Pace Academy
Dale Steyn - Destiny's Forgotten Child
Dale Steyn - Destiny's Forgotten Child
As Dale Steyn remains on the sidelines, an Indian fan relives his fondest memories of watching the fiery pacer in action.
Glenn McGrath names Basil Thampi as India's brightest fast bowling prospect
Glenn McGrath names Basil Thampi as India's brightest fast bowling prospect
McGrath named countryman Mitchell Starc as the world's best fast bowler at the moment.
Ajinkya Rahane's hammer in MS Dhoni's MCG swansong
Ajinkya Rahane's hammer in MS Dhoni's MCG swansong
Remembering Ajinkya Rahane's knock of 147 vs Australia in MS Dhoni's last Test at the MCG in 2014.
Former Australian legends warn Pakistan against recalling Salman Butt
Former Australian legends warn Pakistan against recalling Salman Butt
Michael Hussey and Ryan Harris have no sympathy for a 'cheat' like Butt.
Ryan Harris is Australia's new bowling coach
Ryan Harris is Australia's new bowling coach
The former fast-bowler will assume responsibility on Australia's tour to South Africa last this month.
Ryan Harris wants Australia to intimidate Sri Lanka with verbal pressure
Ryan Harris wants Australia to intimidate Sri Lanka with verbal pressure
Former pacer expects hosts to prepare for aggressive treatment.
Cricket Australia announce Brad Haddin and Hussey brothers as "A" team coaches
Cricket Australia announce Brad Haddin and Hussey brothers as "A" team coaches
Former Australian cricketers Brad Haddin, Mike Hussey and David Hussey will serve as assistant coaches under head coach Troy Cooley.
Haddin, Hussey named Australia A assistant coaches
Haddin, Hussey named Australia A assistant coaches
5 similarities between Sunrisers Hyderabad (2016) and Deccan Chargers (2009)
5 similarities between Sunrisers Hyderabad (2016) and Deccan Chargers (2009)
Here's a look at the similarities between the latest IPL champions, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and the Deccan Chargers of 2009.
Deccan Chargers' 2009 IPL-winning XI: Where are the players now?
Deccan Chargers' 2009 IPL-winning XI: Where are the players now?
A look at where each players are now after their moment of glory in the 2009 IPL.
Ryan Harris labels World T20 a waste of time
Ryan Harris labels World T20 a waste of time
Harris feels teams need to play more T20Is prior to the World Cup, which is generally not the case
Ryan Harris against day-night Test at the Gabba
Ryan Harris against day-night Test at the Gabba
Former Australian cricketer Ryan Harris still not convinced with the pink ball
Ryan Harris to coach Brisbane Heat
Ryan Harris to coach Brisbane Heat
Harris would be joining the likes of Vettori and Bond, in the Heat coaching camp.
5 instances when the bowler broke a batsman's bat
5 instances when the bowler broke a batsman's bat
Javed Miandad bat was broken not by a fast ball but a slower.
Mitchell Johnson to take up coaching, according to bowling partner Ryan Harris
Mitchell Johnson to take up coaching, according to bowling partner Ryan Harris
After retiring midway from the series against New Zealand, Mitchell Johnson will again spring a surprise, according to what his former Australia teammate and fast bowler Ryan Harris said
Michael Clarke critical of Darren Lehmann and Rodney Marsh for Australia's 2015 Ashes failure
Michael Clarke critical of Darren Lehmann and Rodney Marsh for Australia's 2015 Ashes failure
Clarke revealed details about Haddin's confrontation with Lehmann over his selection and added that he was not in favour of playing Starc and Johnson in the same XI.
Flat pitches forced Mitchell Johnson's retirement, says Ryan Harris
Flat pitches forced Mitchell Johnson's retirement, says Ryan Harris
Ryan Harris believes flat Australian pitches may have forced Mitchell Johnson to call time on his career.
5 players who had short but effective careers
5 players who had short but effective careers
Cricket has witnessed the enthralling show of greats such as Sachin Tendulkar, Don Bradman, Wasim Akram and many more such players, who have given the ...
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