Ryan Harris (cricketer)

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Ryan Harris
Ryan Harris 2014.jpg
Harris in 2014
Personal information
Full name Ryan James Harris
Born (1979-10-11) 11 October 1979 (age 35)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Nickname Rhino,[1] Ryano[2]
Height 181 cm (5 ft 11 in)[3]
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 413) 19 March 2010 v New Zealand
Last Test 14 February 2014 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 169) 18 January 2009 v South Africa
Last ODI 24 February 2012 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no. 45
Domestic team information
Years Team
2001/02–2007/08 South Australia (squad no. 24)
2008/09– Queensland (squad no. 45)
2008 Sussex
2009–2010 Deccan Chargers (squad no. 7)
2009 Surrey
2011– Kings XI Punjab (squad no. 45)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 25 21 79 85
Runs scored 483 48 1,927 411
Batting average 19.32 8.00 19.66 12.84
100s/50s 0/2 0/0 0/10 0/0
Top score 68* 21 94 39
Balls bowled 5,220 1,031 15,691 4,135
Wickets 105 44 291 123
Bowling average 23.12 18.90 26.47 27.59
5 wickets in innings 5 3 10 4
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 7/117 5/19 7/60 5/19
Catches/stumpings 12/– 6/– 39/– 33/–
Source: Cricinfo, 13 December 2014
Ryan Harris bowls Morne Morkel to secure victory and a series win in the 3rd Test Match at Cape Town (1–5 March 2014)
Harris playing for Australia in 2013.

Ryan James Harris (born 11 October 1979) is an Australian cricketer. A right-arm fast bowler, he played with the Southern Redbacks from 2001–02 to 2007–08. Harris was due to represent Sussex County Cricket Club in the 2008 English summer but the deal fell through when he moved to Queensland because it breached his Sussex contract. A week earlier he had played a first-class match for Sussex against the Marylebone Cricket Club. In June, 2009 he was signed by Surrey on a short-term contract,[4] while in 2010 he played domestic cricket for Yorkshire.[5] His nicknames are Ryano and Bryan Harris.

Harris was a part of the Deccan Chargers squad that won the IPL in 2009 in South Africa. In late 2008, he was signed to an Indian Premier League contract with the Deccan Chargers, who are coached by his former Redbacks teammate Darren Lehmann. Having been selected for the Australian Twenty-20 team in early 2009, he was directly signed as an "uncapped" player by the Deccan Chargers, at the behest of Lehmann, without having to go through the standard IPL player auction process.

Harris made his international debut in a One Day International against South Africa in Hobart on 18 January 2009, during which he took the wicket of Neil McKenzie in a spell of 1/54.[6] Nevertheless he was not selected for another ODI for over a year. on 26 January 2010, Harris was called up into the Australian squad for the 3rd ODI against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval as cover for Peter Siddle, who was ruled out due to a back injury. Although not required to bat, Harris opened the bowling with Doug Bollinger and took 5/43, including the wickets of Kamran Akmal and Shahid Afridi.[7] He claimed man of the match honours and was picked for the 4th and 5th ODIs against Pakistan. In the next match in that series, Harris claimed 5/19, a second consecutive five wicket haul,[8] behind only following Waqar Younis' three consecutive five-fors.

Harris was named the man of the series after securing another three wickets in the fifth and final match, taking his tally to 13 wickets in three matches, at an average of 8.15 and strike rate of 13.7.[9]

In March 2010, Harris was called up to the Australian squad for the first time, for the Test series in New Zealand. He made his Test debut in the first game, taking 2/42 and 4/77.[10] In the 2nd Test, Harris took 3/50 and 0/38.[11] A knee injury later ruled him out of the Tests against Pakistan in England and the subsequent tour to India,[12] but he was recalled to the Test squad for the 2nd Test against England at Adelaide in December 2010.[13] At Adelaide, Harris had the best figures for the Australian bowlers, taking 2/84 in a match that England won by an innings and 71 runs,[14] however in the 3rd Test at Perth, Harris took 3/59 in the first innings and then 6/47 in the second, as Australia levelled the series.[15]

During 2011, Harris was a member of the Australian side that toured Sri Lanka and South Africa. He took 11 wickets in the two-Test series against Sri Lanka before suffering a hip injury against South Africa in Cape Town.[16][17] He returned to the Australian side for the third and fourth Tests of the home series against India, taking match figures of 2/67 and 4/112 respectively as Australia won the series 4–0.[16]

During the 2013 Ashes series Harris was overlooked for the first test against England at Trent Bridge but returned to the side for the second at Lord's, picking up 5 wickets in the first innings to go on the Lord's honours boards and 2 in the second innings.[citation needed] Following this he finished the fourth Test in Durham with 2 wickets in the first innings and 7 in the second innings. During the 3rd test match against South Africa, he took his 100th test wicket when he trapped Alviro Petersen leg before wicket. This made him one of only four test bowlers, who made their test debut after the age of 30, to take 100 test wickets. The other three are Clarrie Grimmett, Dilip Doshi and Saeed Ajmal. He is the only fast bowler to do so.

In March 2014 it was announced that Harris would be out for about six months following knee surgery.[18]

Test Match awards[edit]

Man of the Match award[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance
1 West Indies Kensington Oval, Bridgetown 07–11 April 2012 1st Innings: 29–8–83–2, 1 run out; 68* (123 balls; 7×4);
2nd Innings: 8.4–2–31–3, 1 catch; 4* (4 balls)
2 England Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 03–05 January 2014 1st Innings: 22 (27 balls; 2×4, 1x6); 14–5–36–3
2nd Innings: 13 (10 balls; 1×4, 1x6); 9.4–5–25–5

ODI awards[edit]

Man of the Match award[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance
1 Pakistan Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 26 January 2010 DNB; 10–0–43–5
2 Pakistan WACA Ground, Perth 29 January 2010 4 (3 balls); 9.5–3–19–5
3 England Kennington Oval, London 30 June 2010 DNB; 8.4–1–32–5

Career milestones[edit]

Test 5 wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 6/47 4  England WACA Perth Australia 2010
2 5/62 6  Sri Lanka Galle International Stadium Galle Sri Lanka 2011
3 5/72 13  England Lord's London England 2013
4 7/117 15  England Riverside Ground Chester-le-street England 2013
5 5/25 21  England SCG Sydney Australia 2014

ODI 5 wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/43 2  Pakistan Adelaide Oval Adelaide Australia 2010
2 5/19 3  Pakistan WACA Perth Australia 2010
3 5/32 16  England The Oval London England 2010

Milestones (Test)[edit]

Wicket No. Batsman How Out Ground Year
50  Jonathan Trott (ENG) Caught (U Khawaja) Lord's 2013
100  Alviro Petersen (RSA) LBW Newlands 2014


  1. ^ Ronay, Barney (19 July 2013). "The Ashes 2013: Ryan 'Rhino' Harris gives Australia first blood". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Cricinfo profile". Content.cricinfo.com. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  3. ^ "Ryan Harris". cricket.com.au. Cricket Australia. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Surrey sign Ryan Harris". Britoval.com. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  5. ^ Cricket (2009-10-15). "Australian paceman Ryan Harris joins Yorkshire". Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  6. ^ "Ryan Harris". Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 February 2010. 
  7. ^ "Scorecard: 3rd ODI: Australia v Pakistan at Adelaide, 26 January 2010". Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 February 2010. 
  8. ^ "Scorecard: 4th ODI: Australia v Pakistan at Perth, 29 January 2010". Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 February 2010. 
  9. ^ "Scorecard: 5th ODI: Australia v Pakistan at Perth, 31 January 2010". Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 February 2010. 
  10. ^ "Scorecard: 1st Test: New Zealand v Australia at Wellington, 19–23 March 2010". Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  11. ^ "Scorecard: 2nd Test: New Zealand v Australia at Hamilton, 27–31 March 2010". Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  12. ^ English, Peter. "Peter George to replace Ryan Harris in Test squad". Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  13. ^ English, Peter. "Bollinger and Harris added to Test squad". Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  14. ^ "Scorecard: 2nd Test: Australia v England at Adelaide, 3–7 December 2010". Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  15. ^ "Scorecard: 3rd Test: Australia v England at Perth, 16–19 December 2010". Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  16. ^ a b "Statistics / Statsguru / RJ Harris / Test matches". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  17. ^ "Harris poised for Test return". ABC News. 8 January 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  18. ^ "Australia's Ryan Harris out for six months after knee surgery". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 

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