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Ryan Harris unsure of Test return against Pakistan

Ryan Harris recently captured 100 Test wickets © Getty Images
Ryan Harris recently captured 100 Test wickets © Getty Images

Apr 23, 2014

Ashes hero Ryan Harris, who was sidelined by a knee injury, has said that while his rehabilitation is going smoothly, there was a chance that he would not be fit in time for the series against Pakistan. He also spoke of his goal to play the 2015 Ashes, and his new role as assistant coach for Australia A.

In a report on Cricket Australia’s (CA) official website, Harris was quoted to have said, “Playing against Pakistan is a goal, but I may struggle. There is a reasonable chance I won’t be able to get up for that.”

Harris said that he did not want to miss any Test action, but it looked like he might have to. “With the Australian team and the culture we have got, I don’t want to miss any games of Test cricket. But, unfortunately, there might be some games I might not be able to play because of my knee,” he said.

Talking about his plans for attaining match fitness, Harris said, “I might have to start with the [Queensland] Bulls and work up from there.”

The fast bowler said, “My goal is to get to the Ashes next year but I will probably reassess if and when I get there. If we go well there and I am still going all right, a home series might be nice to finish on.”

Harris concluded by talking about his new role as assistant coach of the Australia A team. “When it was offered to me I jumped at it. I didn’t think it [a coaching opportunity] would come up so soon,” Harris told cricket.com.au earlier this month. “When Darren [Lehmann] was at Queensland with the Heat he let me go away on a couple of trips as bowling coach, which gave me some experience. I’ve still got a lot to learn,” he said.

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