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Chris Harris      

Full name Chris Zinzan Harris

Born November 20, 1969, Christchurch, Canterbury

Current age 44 years 245 days

Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Hyderabad Heroes, ICL World XI, Marylebone Cricket Club, Mountaineers, Southern Rocks

Also known as Lugs

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Father - PGZ Harris, Brother - BZ Harris

Chris Zinzan Harris
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 23 42 4 777 71 20.44 2305 33.70 0 5 87 2 14 0
ODIs 250 213 62 4379 130 29.00 6583 66.51 1 16 275 43 96 0
First-class 131 204 42 7378 251* 45.54 15 41 120 0
List A 448 394 116 9573 130 34.43 3 47 197 0
Twenty20 26 25 16 636 100 70.66 527 120.68 1 1 41 26 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 23 29 2560 1170 16 2/16 3/117 73.12 2.74 160.0 0 0 0
ODIs 250 232 10667 7613 203 5/42 5/42 37.50 4.28 52.5 2 1 0
First-class 131 14886 5721 160 4/22 35.75 2.30 93.0 0 0
List A 448 20190 13468 396 5/42 5/42 34.01 4.00 50.9 5 1 0
Twenty20 26 26 599 624 27 3/14 3/14 23.11 6.25 22.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Moratuwa, Nov 27-Dec 2, 1992 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v New Zealand at St George's, Jun 28-Jul 2, 2002 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Nov 29, 1990 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Dec 8, 2004 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1989/90
Last First-class Northern Districts v Canterbury at Hamilton, Dec 12-14, 2009 scorecard
List A debut 1989/90
Last List A Canterbury v Central Districts at Christchurch, Feb 13, 2010 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Canterbury v Otago at Christchurch, Jan 13, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Mashonaland Eagles v Mountaineers at Harare, Dec 4, 2011 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
34*, 2/30 Mountaineers v Eagles Harare 4 Dec 2011 T20
1/34, 21* Mountaineers v Tuskers Harare 2 Dec 2011 T20
10, 1/30 Mountaineers v Rocks Harare 30 Nov 2011 T20
17, 1/18 Mountaineers v Eagles Harare 27 Nov 2011 T20
2/21, 19 Mountaineers v Tuskers Harare 26 Nov 2011 T20
1/26, 39* Mountaineers v Rhinos Harare 25 Nov 2011 T20
22*, 3/19 Mountaineers v Kenya Harare 19 Nov 2011 T20
13*, 0/17 Rocks v Tuskers Harare 21 Nov 2010 T20
2*, 0/25 Rocks v Rhinos Harare 20 Nov 2010 T20
0*, 0/13 Rocks v Mountaineers Harare 19 Nov 2010 T20
Profile

A cult hero in New Zealand cricket and, for a time, one of the most effective allround limited-overs cricketers in the international game, Chris Harris will be remembered as much for his versatile accumulation with the bat as for his nagging slow-medium wobblers. Harris's ability to score all round the wicket, pick the gaps and hit boundaries at just the right time turned him into New Zealand's answer to Michael Bevan, and his 62 not-outs in one-day cricket testify to his ability to close out an innings. His bowling was ideally suited to the shorter game - a gentle medium-pace that forces the batsman to do all the work allied to subtle changes in pace and the ability to cut the ball either way off the wicket. Harris was also a very safe fielder, particularly within the inner circle and in the covers. He hit a purple patch with the bat in late 1997, going 19 consecutive innings (eight of them in ODIs) without being dismissed and registering three half-centuries. He also played a vital role in New Zealand's triumph at the ICC KnockOut tournament, putting together a partnership of 122 for the sixth wicket with Chris Cairns to set up a last-over win against India in the final. But, again like Bevan, Harris was unable to carry his undeniable talent into Test cricket and his 23 appearances between 1992 and 2002 resulted in a disappointing batting average of 20.44 and an untenable bowling average of 73.12. In 2004, Harris became the first New Zealand player to have played 250 ODIs, although a shoulder injury marred his 250th, and final, appearance. He also remains New Zealand's second-highest wicket-taker in one-dayers, behind Daniel Vettori. At the age of 40 Harris remains an effective player for Canterbury in domestic cricket, although retirement cannot be far away. He is the son of former New Zealand international Zin Harris and his brother Ben has played at first-class level.
Liam Brickhill July 2010

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Jun 27, 2010

Chris Harris prepares to deliver, MCC v Pakistan XI, Twenty20, Lord's, June 27, 2010

Chris Harris prepares to deliver

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Dec 27, 2008

Chris Harris bowls, Canterbury v Auckland, State Shield at Eden Park, Auckland December 27, 2008

Chris Harris bowls

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Dec 27, 2008

Chris Harris belts out an appeal, Auckland v Canterbury, State Shield, Auckland, December 27, 2008

Chris Harris belts out an appeal

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