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Cricket Australia appoints Ryan Harris as high performance coach

Ryan Harris retired from international cricket in 2015
Ryan Harris retired from international cricket in 2015
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Former Australia bowler Ryan Harris has been appointed as the high performance coach at National Cricket Centre academy in Brisbane.

Cricket Australia (CA) has announced that the 37-year-old will be the working with the young talents to groom the next generation of fast bowlers in the country.

Harris has picked 113 wickets from 27 Tests at an average of 23 which includes five five-wicket hauls and four four-wicket hauls. He announced his retirement in 2015 following a series of knee injuries and has featured in 24 limited overs matches for Australia as well.

The Queensland pacer will be joined by former Australia batsman Matthew Elliot, who will work in a similar role in the batting department.

CA high performance boss Pat Howard said the youngsters will be benefitted by the inclusion of both Harris and Elliot.

"Both ... have a strong understanding of the challenges that lie ahead in developing Australian cricketers to be ready for first-class and international cricket," said Howard.

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