Lehmann says Harris will be `certain starter` in Adelaide Test if `fit to play`

ANI| Updated: Nov 27, 2013, 10:19 AM IST

Sydney: Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann has said that Ryan Harris is a certain starter in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide if he is fit to play.

According to the News.com.au, Adelaide Oval curator Damian Hough revealed that his first drop on the pitch would sizzle early for the pacemen.

Lehmann said that there was a decent break between the Tests so it is not like the bowlers would not be fit.
Harris made the crucial break throughs in England`s first innings at the Gabba claiming skipper Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen before Mitchell Johnson decimated the visitors with his 150km/h thunderbolts, the report said.

Australia was earlier considering a strategic power play, shielding Harris from a flat Adelaide track to remain fresh for an all-out assault in Perth where he rolled England with Mitchell Johnson three years ago, the report added.