Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris will undergo ankle surgery today that will rule him out of action for as many as four months, Cricket Australia said.
Australia included fast bowler Ryan Harris in a 12-man squad for the second cricket Test against India starting Jan. 3 in Sydney.
Australia needed 50 minutes to tie the Ashes cricket series at 1-1 and take the favorite’s status from England with two matches left in the best-of-five contest.
Australia picked two 35-year-olds to plug an experience gap for its Ashes cricket series in England, choosing Brad Haddin as first-choice wicketkeeper and vice-captain, and recalling batsman Chris Rogers.
Australia dropped fast bowler Mitchell Johnson , the International Cricket Council’s Player of the Year in 2009, for the second Ashes Test against England.
Australia needs 299 runs to win the fourth Ashes cricket Test after Ryan Harris took seven wickets to limit host England to 330 all out at Chester-le-Street.
Stuart Broad took six wickets in 45 balls as England beat Australia by 74 runs in the fourth cricket Test to clinch its third straight Ashes series victory.
Australia elevated batsman George Bailey to its Test cricket squad and recalled left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson for next week’s Ashes series opener against England.
Australia picked an extended 17-man squad including three rookies as players struggle with injuries and form before next week’s series-opening Ashes cricket Test against England.
"To declare and put them in straight away, it probably did not give them a chance to get their head around batting."
- Ryan Harris on Apr 10, 2012