The tall Durham paceman is one of the candidates to eventually take over from Darren Gough as England's premier strike bowler.india Updated: Jun 27, 2003 15:51 IST
The tall Durham paceman is one of the candidates to eventually take over from Darren Gough as England's premier strike bowler. He was included in the squads for the VB Series in Australia and the World Cup after gaining valuable experience during the Ashes and was awarded a six-month central contract in April. Also impressed Rod Marsh at the National Academy in Australia during the winter of 2001-02.
Harmison, who was born in Ashington - the Northumberland village where the footballing Charlton brothers first saw the light of day was barely 20 when he went with England A to South Africa in 1998-99, but after that he was held back by a series of niggling injuries - including somehow dislocating his shoulder when he caught his hand in his trouser pocket while bowling - and a tendency to fall homesick when confined to barracks on overseas tours.