Cricket

Harris joins Australia for SA tour

2016-09-02 08:31
Ryan Harris (Getty)
Cape Town - Former Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris will join their coaching staff for the upcoming tour of South Africa.
 
Harris, who played 27 Tests, 21 One-Day Internationals and three T20 Internationals for Australia, will act as team bowling coach alongside newly appointed team assistant coach David Saker.
 
The 36-year-old said: “It’s great experience to learn from David Saker and Darren Lehmann, I’m really just going to sit back and watch and learn.
 
“Eventually I’d like to work my way to the top and become a bowling coach of the Australian team one day, just like playing you have to earn your stripes and learn the ropes.”
 
Harris is currently the assistant coach of the National Performance Squad in the Quadrangular ‘A’ Series and served as the inaugural Under-19 Cricket Australia XI coach last season.
 
Asutralia head coach Darren Lehmann commented: “I’m excited to have Ryan on board, a player and person of his calibre will no doubt offer strengths to our national side.
 
“It’s a win-win having two experienced coaches in Ryan and David Saker being able to nurture our young group, particularly the up and coming bowlers joining, and we expect a positive response both on and off the field.”
 
Australia's tour consists of one ODI against Ireland and five against South Africa, with the first match to be played against Ireland on September 27.
 

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