Sunday 4 July 2010 

Knee Injury Forces Ryan Harris To Return Home

Knee Injury Forces Ryan Harris To Return Home
Knee Injury Forces Ryan Harris To Return Home
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Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris has been ruled out of the Twenty20 and Test series against Pakistan after picking up a knee injury during the fifth and final One-Day International against England at Lord's.

Harris, who has made an impressive start to his international career with nine wickets in two Tests and 41 wickets in 17 ODIs including three five-wicket hauls, will return to Australia, Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed.

"Ryan Harris injured his right knee during the fifth one-day international against England. He will take no further part in the Twenty20 or Test matches against Pakistan in England and will return to Australia for further assessment," CA physio Alex Kountouris said.

He becomes the second bowler to be ruled out due to injury after off-spinner Nathan Hauritz, who was replaced by Stephen O'Keefe while Brad Haddin and Daniel Christian have also been replaced by Tim Paine and James Hopes respectively ahead of the two-match Twenty20 series, which begins on 5th July at Edgbaston.

The first of two Test matches begins on 13th July at Lord's and CA have yet to decide on a replacement player for Harris.

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