Thursday 9 December 2010 

Harris Cleared For Perth Ashes Test

Harris Cleared For Perth Ashes Test
Harris Cleared For Perth Ashes Test
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Australia have been handed a boost ahead of the third Ashes Test in Perth with the news that fast bowler Ryan Harris will be fit to face England.

There were concerns over a shoulder injury that he picked up during the second Test in Adelaide, during his side's innings-and-71-run defeat, but scans have given him the all-clear.

He picked up two for 84 to comfortably emerge as Australia's most impressive bowler during England's only innings of 620 for six.

He has only just returned from a lengthy lay-off due to a knee injury and his fitness means Australia will have only one enforced change due to Simon Katich's Achilles problem, which has ruled him out of the series.

Phillip Hughes, Phil Jaques and Shaun Marsh appear to be the main candidates to replace the left-hander at the top of the order.

Australia are expected to confirm their squad on Friday (10th December).

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