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Joe Harris      

Full name Joseph Vikram Harris

Born August 16, 1965, Madras (now Chennai), India

Current age 52 years 307 days

Major teams Canada, Barbados

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Joseph Vikram Harris
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs Insights on odi 6 6 0 91 31 15.16 204 44.60 0 0 9 1 1 0
First-class 6 5 2 57 28* 19.00 0 0 1 0
List A 32 32 3 647 63 22.31 0 2 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs Insights on odi 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 6 342 191 2 1/19 95.50 3.35 171.0 0 0
List A 32 567 445 12 2/28 2/28 37.08 4.70 47.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Bangladesh v Canada at Durban, Feb 11, 2003 scorecard
Last ODI Canada v New Zealand at Benoni, Mar 3, 2003 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1988/89 - 1988/89
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A Canada v Namibia at Dubai, Mar 6, 2004 scorecard

A true international cricketer, Joe Harris was born in Madras India, briefly played first-class cricket in Barbados, but will reach the pinnacle of hs cricketing career by captaining Canada to the World Cup in South Africa in 2003. He is an exciting right-hand, hard-hitting bat,, and his skills always seemed to come to the fore when his country most need them. He was picked for Barbados in the late 1980s largely for his off-spin bowling, but he failed to make an impression in six first-class matches, and later moved to Canada. He became a dominant player in the Toronto leagues, and although he did not play in the 1997 ICC Trophy, soon became an important part of the national team. Now mostly a middle order batsman, his bowling is still useful in one-day games, often taking crucial wickets. After taking over the captaincy, he has presided over one of the most successful Canadian teams in recent history, welding together talented players from a variety of backgrounds into a match-winning unit. He was man of the series when Canada won the inaugural Americas Cup in 2000, and then his captaincy was a vital component of Canada's successful ICC Trophy campaign in 2001. He led Canada to the World Cup in 2003, and to a famous victory over Bangladesh in their opening match. (Dave Liverman, 2002-3)

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Mar 15, 2004

Joe Harris

Joe Harris

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Nov 25, 2002

Joe Harris - portrait

Joe Harris - portrait

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Jul 17, 2001

Dr Ali Bacher, chairman of the 2003 World Cup organising committee, presents an invitation for Canada to the 2003 World Cup to captain Joe Harris. Canada won the World Cup Qualifying Final against Scotland by five wickets. ICC Trophy 2001: Canada v Scotland, Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club, 17 July 2001.

Dr Ali Bacher presents Harris with an invitation to the 2003 World Cup

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