Harris vows to play through pain in New Zealand Test series

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2011, 17:02 PM IST

Sydney: Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris insists that he is on track to overcome his hip problem to play in the two-Test series against New Zealand.

The injury had forced Harris home early from South Africa and hampered him prior to that in Sri Lanka.

The 32-year-old said that he hates missing games and stressed that he is happy to bowl through the pain, and deal with the cost later in life.

“That’s something I’m happy to put up with. Hopefully three years (of Test cricket) would be nice and then I’ll worry about my body,” a website quoted Harris, as saying.

“Then I could have my hip replacement, and have my knee ripped up. I want just want to get through the next couple of years, really enjoy it, it’s only a short life doing what we do,” he added.

The first Test starts in Brisbane on December 1.

ANI