Australia paceman plans to give his best in second Ashes Test
ADELAIDE: Australian paceman Ryan Harris vowed on Monday to go into the second Test against England with ‘all guns blazing’, rather than holding back to get through the game unscathed.
Coach Darren Lehmann has made it clear that Australia’s controversial bowler rotation policy, designed to guard against them breaking down from too much cricket, is over — which means Harris will not be rested.
Harris dismissed speculation he may bowl in shorter spells to preserve his injury-prone body.
“I’ll be all guns blazing here,” he said. “I’m not going to miss a Test unless I really have to. I’ve said that from the start, I’m here to play five.
“If I was only going in bowling 30, 35 overs I wouldn’t play because you can’t have that. It puts pressure on the other bowlers. So I’m going in as if I’m bowling 50 overs, it doesn’t really matter how many I bowl.”