Ryan Harris
Personal information
Full name Ryan James Harris
Born 11 October 1979 (1979-10-11) (age 37)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Nickname Ryano Rolf, Harry
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast
Role Bowler
International information
National side Australia
Test debut (cap 413) 19 March 2010 v New Zealand
Last Test 21–25 August 2013 v England
ODI debut (cap 169) 18 January 2009 v South Africa
Last ODI 5 February 2012 v India
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 16 21 66 81
Runs scored 311 48 1,638 408
Batting average 18.29 8.00 19.04 13.16
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 0/8 0/0
Top score 68* 21 94 39
Balls bowled 3,285 1,031 13,079 3,930
Wickets 71 44 246 115
Bowling average 22.26 18.90 26.48 27.85
5 wickets in innings 4 3 9 4
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 7/117 5/19 7/60 5/19
Catches/stumpings 6/– 6/– 32/– 32/–
Source: Cricinfo, 25 August 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, while in 2010 he played domestic cricket for Yorkshire. His nicknames are Ryano and Bryan Harris.

Ryan 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. 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. 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, 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.

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. In the 2nd Test, Harris took 3/50 and 0/38. A knee injury later ruled him out of the Tests against Pakistan in England and the subsequent tour to India, but he was recalled to the Test squad for the 2nd Test against England at Adelaide in December 2010. 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, 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.

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. 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.

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. Following this he finished the fourth Test in Durham with 2 wickets in the first innings and 7 in the second innings.

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