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Paul Harris

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Slow left-arm orthodox
Played for:
South Africa, Easterns/Northerns XI, Northerns, South Africa A, South African Invitation XI, Titans, Warwickshire, Western Province, Western Province B, Highveld Lions
Roles played:
Bowler
Home country:
South Africa
Born:
November 02, 1978, Rhodesia

Profile

Ever since his debut in 2007 against India, left-arm spinner Paul Harris has been a regular in South Africa’s Test eleven. A late debutant at 29, he replaced the retired Nicky Boje to solve South Africa’s spin woes. 5 wickets on his debut Test was only the beginning as later that year, Harris went on to take his maiden innings five-for against Pakistan at Karachi.

Regarded as a Test specialist, Harris enjoyed a fine debut year in 2008, being named one of South Africa’s Players of the Year. But the lack of competition saw a decline in form the following year in 2009, although a career best 6-wicket haul against visiting Australia helped his team to an innings victory. As competition was soon scouted, none could topple Harris from the side owing to an extended run of experience with a respectable average of nearly 2 wickets per inning. Harris was an integral part of the Titans side in the domestic setup and was also included in the Champions League T20 squad in 2012. The following year, the left-armer announced his retirement at the end of the season, bringing a 14-year career to an end.
 


Statistics

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  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 37 48 460 5 10.69 33.89 0 0 46
ODI 3 0 0 - 0 0 0
CLT20 1 0 0 - 0 0 0
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 37 63 8809 3901 103 6/127 / 37.87 2.65 3 3 0 37
ODI 3 3 180 83 3 2/30 / 27.66 2.76 0 0 0 3
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 16 0 2
ODI 2 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2007-2011
 
ODI:
2008-2008
 
CLT20:
2012-2012
Test
Debut:
South Africa Vs India at Newlands, Cape Town - Jan 02, 2007
Last played:
South Africa Vs India at Newlands, Cape Town - Jan 02, 2011
ODI
Debut:
South Africa Vs Bangladesh at Chittagong Divisional Stadium, Chittagong - Mar 09, 2008
Last played:
South Africa Vs Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka - Mar 14, 2008
CLT20
Debut:
Titans Vs Delhi at SuperSport Park, Centurion - Oct 23, 2012
Last played:
Titans Vs Delhi at SuperSport Park, Centurion - Oct 23, 2012
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