Yorkshire have revealed that 30-year-old Australian all-rounder Ryan Harris will be their overseas player for the 2010 season, replacing Pakistani Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, who is not returning to the county.
Fast bowlers Gerard Kruis and Matthew Hoggard are also moving on so Harris will take on a big role in helping out the young bowlers at the club.
“I’ve spoken to Martyn Moxon about my role with the county and I do love the chance to speak to younger bowlers," Harris said.
"The average age of the bowling attack in a match Queensland are playing now is about 20 and I have that same role back home and it is something that I am definitely looking forward to doing when I get over there.
“It is great to be a part of the Club for next summer and I’m really looking forward to the challenge of English county cricket. When I got the call asking me if I wanted to go and play in Yorkshire I jumped at the chance. When I was playing with Darren Lehmann he would come back to Adelaide and always talk about Yorkshire and he really enjoyed his time there and it will be great to get over and see where he is a very much-liked person. It’s good to be going to what sounds like a very passionate Club.”
Harris has played one One-Day International for Australia against South Africa earlier this year but has impressed for Queensland in domestic cricket, where he finished last year's Sheffield Shield in second place in the wicket-taking list.
He has also played for the Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League.
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