Harmisons may be omitted from first Test against WindiesJanuary 29th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.29 (ANI): England fast bowler Steve Harmison is in danger of being omitted from the First Test against the West Indies to be played in Jamaica from February 4 after another poor start to the tour.
He may be able to save his place if he bowls well in Englands final practice match here against West Indies A over the next three days.
If not, he could make way for Stuart Broad, Ryan Sidebottom and James Anderson, reports The Sun. The last time Harmison appeared at Sabina Park in Jamaica was in 2004, and he destroyed the Windies with an incredible second-innings blitz of 7-12.
That catapulted him towards top spot in the bowling world rankings later that year.
Harmison took 2-86 in 19 overs in Englands win over St Kitts this week, but appeared laboured and was carrying extra weight. England assistant coach Andy Flower will choose the Test team with skipper Andrew Strauss. He said: Well make judgment on the pitch and current form.
I dont think the medical people would say Harmy is overweight. Well see how he does in this three-day game, Flower added. (ANI)
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