Ex Australian cricketer Ryan James Harris. He was a right-arm fast-medium bowler and right-handed batsman who was born on October 11, 1979 in Nowra, New South Wales, Australia.
His sharp line and lengths bothered the batsmen and he had sublime precision with the ball.
In the 2001-02 Australian domestic season, Harris began his career with the Southern Redbacks.
Harris moved to Queensland after beginning his career with South Australia and played for them until the end of his domestic career. In the 2008 and 2009 seasons, he played county cricket for Sussex and Surrey, respectively.
Harris spent two years with the Deccan Chargers in the IPL, where he was a member of the 2009 winning team. From 2011 to 2013, he was a member of Kings XI Punjab.
Harris made his international debut against South Africa in an ODI match in Hobart on January 18, 2009. He didn’t live up to standards, taking only one wicket for 54 runs.
For about a year, he was left out of the ODI squad. He was called up to play in the Test series against New Zealand in March 2009, where he took two and four wickets in the first and second innings, respectively.
Rise to glory
Harris was called up to the Australian squad for the 3rd One-Day International against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval on January 26, 2010, as a substitute for the injured Peter Siddle. Harris made the most of his chance, taking five wickets in his comeback match.
He maintained his outstanding performance in the next two games of the season, taking eight more wickets. He was named Man of the Series after taking 13 wickets at a remarkable average of 8.15 in three matches.
Harris took five wickets in an innings at the Lord’s test in the 2013 Ashes series, and his name was added to the Lord’s Honours list.
Stats and Records
Harris took 113 wickets in 27 Test matches at an average of 23.52, including five five-wicket hauls. In Tests, he already had three half-centuries.
In only 21 ODIs, he had 44 wickets, three five-wicket hauls, and a poor economy rate of 4.84.
Harris’ knee surgery was confirmed in March 2014, and he will be out for around six months. He retired his boots three days before the Ashes began in July 2015.