`I”ll try my nuts off,” says Harmy for Test place bidFebruary 2nd, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Jamaica (West Indies), Feb.2 (ANI): England fast bowler Steve Harmison has said that he will try his level best to make the grade for the first England-West Indies Test to be played here from Wednesday. The Sabina Park is where Harmison skittled the Windies for just 47 with an astonishing second-innings blitz of 7-12 five years ago. That performance helped propel him to the position of worlds No1 ranked bowler later in 2004 but he has trod a rocky path since then. He admitted: I cant put my finger on why some days it clicks and others it doesnt. Id be a rich man if I could tell you. It exasperates me more than anybody. But whatever happens Ive always said that, when I pull my boots on and walk out there, Ill try my nuts off. I feel Im getting some more consistency now, Im not as wild as before, The Sun quoted him, as saying. Im not really a guy who looks forward to returning to grounds that hold good memories. It is a different time, a new game. Every game delivers a new set of circumstances although hopefully we can repeat what happened five years ago because that gave us a winning start to the series, the 30-year-old fast bowler said.
Harmison took four wickets in Englands final practice match against West Indies A and is likely to get the nod for the Test ahead of James Anderson but it is not certain.
He was dropped from Englands most recent Test against India in Mohali in December and admits he was unfit at the time. (ANI)
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