Marcus Harris

Country: Australia
Born: July 21, 1992, Perth
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Playing role: Opening Batter

Marcus Harris Bio

Marcus Sinclair Harris, a diminutive yet talented opening batter from Australia, has made a name for himself in the cricketing world with his skillful performances and consistent batting.

Born on July 21, 1992, Harris made his mark early on in his career when he scored an impressive 157 runs in his third first-class match in the 2010-11 season. This accomplishment made him the youngest Australian to achieve a first-class score of 150. From that point on, it was evident that Harris possessed immense potential and talent.

His journey continued as he became a regular player for Western Australia, participating in several matches for the state team. However, it was in the 2014-15 Sheffield Shield final that Harris truly shone. In this highly anticipated match against Victoria, he displayed his remarkable skills by scoring 81 and 158 runs. Despite his outstanding performance, the match ended in a draw, leading Victoria to claim the title.

In 2016, Harris took a pivotal step in his career by transferring from Western Australia to Victoria. Having already played 41 Sheffield Shield games for his home state, he accumulated more than 2000 runs with an average of 28.43, including four centuries. Although his performances were commendable, Harris’s former state coach, Justin Langer, believed that he had the potential to achieve much more.

The move to Victoria proved to be a turning point for Harris. His form reached new heights, and in the 2018-19 season, he earned a well-deserved call-up to the Australian Test squad for the series against India. This call-up was a testament to his exceptional performance in the domestic season, where he recorded a career-best score of 250 against New South Wales. The selection also brought Harris back under the guidance of Justin Langer, who had closely observed his development since childhood.

During the Test series against India, Harris impressed under the pressure, showcasing his consistency and resilience. Despite Australia’s loss in the series, he emerged as the team’s most reliable player, amassing two half-centuries against a formidable Indian bowling attack. However, he faced disappointment in the following series against Sri Lanka, which led to his spot becoming vulnerable to the return of David Warner.

Harris experienced a setback in the 2019 Ashes series, where he struggled against England’s quick bowlers and lost his place in the team. Subsequently, he had a hiatus from international cricket until his recall against India in early 2021. He seized the opportunity and held his place in the following season’s Ashes, but eventually made way for Usman Khawaja’s strong comeback.

Despite the ups and downs in his international career, Marcus Harris has consistently displayed flashes of brilliance. His ability to adapt to different playing conditions and his hunger for success make him a valuable asset to the Australian cricket team. As he continues to refine his skills and prove his worth, it is clear that Harris has a significant role to play in the future of Australian cricket.

Marcus Harris Career Stats

Marcus Harris Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 14 26 2 607 79 25.29 1322 45.91 0 3 73 0 8 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 154 278 17 10343 250* 39.62 19587 52.8 27 43 1341 44 83 0
List A 72 71 5 2385 142* 36.13 2778 85.85 3 14 252 33 16 0
T20s 51 50 1 989 85 20.18 817 121.05 0 4 107 27 19 0

Marcus Harris Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 154 6 96 67 0 - - - 4.18 - 0 0 0
List A 72 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 51 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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