Full name Ryan James Harris
Born October 11, 1979, Sydney, New South Wales
Current age 37 years 164 days
Major teams Australia, Deccan Chargers, Kings XI Punjab, Queensland, South Australia, Surrey, Sussex, Yorkshire
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
Height 5 ft 10 in
|Test debut||New Zealand v Australia at Wellington, Mar 19-23, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 6-10, 2015 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Australia v South Africa at Hobart, Jan 18, 2009 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v Sri Lanka at Hobart, Feb 24, 2012 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Australia v West Indies at Sydney, Feb 23, 2010 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Australia v Bangladesh at Bridgetown, May 5, 2010 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Kent v Australians at Canterbury, Jun 25-28, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||2000/01|
|Last List A||New South Wales v Queensland at Sydney, Oct 27, 2013 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||South Australia v Victoria at Adelaide, Jan 1, 2007 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat at Hobart, Jan 23, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|9, 2/51, 2/59||Australians||v Kent||Canterbury||25 Jun 2015||FC|
|25, 2/96, 0*, 0/34||Australia||v India||Sydney||6 Jan 2015||Test # 2156|
|74, 4/70, 21, 2/30||Australia||v India||Melbourne||26 Dec 2014||Test # 2152|
|1/55, 1/49||Australia||v India||Adelaide||9 Dec 2014||Test # 2148|
|0/51||Queensland||v Tasmania||Brisbane||25 Nov 2014||FC|
|4, 3/59, 50, 4/59||Queensland||v NSW||Brisbane||16 Nov 2014||FC|
|3/61, 13, 0/33, 54||Qld U23s||v NSW U23s||Brisbane||3 Nov 2014||Other|
|4*, 3/63, 4/32||Australia||v South Africa||Cape Town||1 Mar 2014||Test # 2122|
|1/63, 26, 0/74, 6||Australia||v South Africa||Port Elizabeth||20 Feb 2014||Test # 2121|
|19, 0/51, 2/35||Australia||v South Africa||Centurion||12 Feb 2014||Test # 2119|
There could hardly be a more appropriate nickname in Australian cricket than Rhino. Whether an adaptation of his first name or a comparison to the stampeding animal, it fits Ryan Harris perfectly. A hulking fast bowler who charges in and tramples the hopes of opposition batsmen, Harris delivers wickets in bulk. The only problem for Australia is a long and varied list of injuries that have kept Harris from playing anywhere near the amount of Test cricket they would have liked. He was also a late entrant to international cricket, debuting at the age of 29. For the first half of his career, Harris was little more than a journeyman medium-pacer with South Australia. A significant boost in pace came from increased strength and fitness, and by the time he moved to Queensland in 2008 - via a mistaken signing with Sussex on a British passport - he was a genuine fast bowler. His first season with the Bulls brought 33 victims at 26.48 and Australian honours weren't far away.
His debut Test series in New Zealand in 2010 brought nine wickets and later that year he claimed nine in the Perth Ashes Test, but in the following match his intensive method of exploding through the crease led to a broken bone in his left ankle that required surgery and ruled him out for half a year. Harris already had a chronic knee injury that will be with him until he retires, but when fit he is invaluable. A hamstring injury ruled him out of the last Test in Sri Lanka in 2011, but already his five-for had helped deliver victory in Galle and his late movement helped make him Australia's leading wicket taker. He flew home from the South African tour later that year with a hip injury that caused him to miss five Tests, and on the West Indies tour in 2012 he was controversially rested for the middle Test of a three-match series. Shoulder surgery in the 2012 winter meant he missed the whole 2012-13 international summer, but a return late in the Sheffield Shield season was encouraging. Despite picking up an Achilles tendon injury in the IPL, he was able to play in the 2013 Ashes in England.
Australia's selectors desperately wanted him for that tour, despite the fact that he had not played Tests for nearly 15 months. Despite being left out of the first Test, he was Australia's Player of the Series in the Ashes defeat and his 24 wickets at 19.58 included a career-best 7 for 117 at Chester-le-Street and a five-for at Lord's. One of the few Australians to emerge from that tour with his head held high, Harris was also named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year. Few people expected him to last the full Ashes series at home, given his history of injuries, but Australia's selectors stuck with him throughout and he repaid them with another outstanding campaign. His 22 wickets at 19.31 put him second only to Mitchell Johnson, and he was Man of the Match at the SCG for his eight-wicket game. He delivered another victory in Cape Town with a bustling and tireless effort late on the final day of the series, with 4 for 32 against South Africa. Knee surgery awaited him immediately when he returned home, but he was able to recover over the winter and play in the home Test series against India.
Commonwealth Bank Cricket Academy 2002
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history