PLAYER PROFILE

Paul Harris


SOUTH AFRICA


Name
Paul Lee Harris

Country
South Africa

Date of Birth
December 2, 2021

Place of Birth
Rhodesia

Batting Style
Right Handed

Bowling Style
Slow left-arm orthodox

ODI Debut
March 9, 2022 v Bangladesh

Test Debut
January 2, 2022 v India

T20 Debut
-

  • TESTs
  • ODIs
  • T20s
Paul Harris was born in Harare in Zimbabwe, and is a left arm spinner and a right handed batsman from South Africa. In a country better known for its pace bowlers, he is one of those small list of left arm spinners that many are hoping would help cure the perennial problem South Africa face; lack of a genuine spin option. This list includes Paul Adams, Nicky Boje and Claude Henderson. He made his first class debut in 1998-99 and has since played for the Northerns, Titans and the Western Province. Later he played for Warwickshire under the Kolpak ruling, after Daniel Vettori opted out due to injury. However, he had to give up his Kolpak rights when he played for South Africa.

He made his Test debut in 2006, at Cape Town against India. Bowling against arguably the best player of spinners in the world, he bowled almost 40 overs for his four wickets in the first inning, where as he throttled the Indians in the second by conceding only 50 runs in his 22 overs. Later he also went on to make his ODI debut against Bangladesh, and had excellent figures of 2/30 in his ten overs that included a maiden.

Harris is a useful bat in the lower order.

TESTs BATTING vs ALL TEAMS
M
INN
NO
Runs
HS
100s
50s
Avg
Srr
28
38
5
401
46
0
0
12.15
35.18
TESTs BOWLING vs ALL TEAMS
M
Overs
Runs
Mdns
Wkts
Avg
Best
Econ
28
1051
2874
229
86
33.42
6/127
2.73