Harris says 2013 Ashes series `a chance to address unfinished business`

Updated: Jul 04, 2013, 14:12 PM IST

London: Australian pacer Ryan Harris has said that the 2013 Ashes series represents a chance for him to address some unfinished business.

According to The Sun, the quick, who is making a big comeback from injury, had gone down with a stress fracture on his left ankle in his 29th over at the MCG as Australia crumbled to a 3-1 defeat in the 2010-11 series.

The report further said that the stocky Queensland player had hauled then-captain Ricky Ponting`s side level at 1-1 in the 2010-11 series with nine wickets in a 267-run victory at Perth only to fall in the Boxing Day Test.

Itching to come into the series to finish his `unfinished business`, Harris said that they had lost badly in the last series and he had gone down halfway through that Test, for which he is eager to come back, play well, take wickets and bring the urn home.

According to Harris, he had a hard time watching the last series, especially the last Test, for which he and his team has kept their eye on winning the Ashes, adding that it would be a satisfying result after the previous series.

Harris further said that his goal is to stay fit and play all five Tests, without looking too far ahead, with the report adding that England will have faced a formidable opponent should Harris achieve that personal target.

Although Harris admitted that England has a good batting line-up and has batted well for a long period of time, he is confident that as a group, if they bowl well and pressurise the batsmen, they will get the same result as the win in Perth during the last series, in which the English batters folded and crumbled.

A late bloomer in terms of international cricket, the Sydney-born ace, who has taken 47 wickets in a stop-start 12-Test career to date, is one of six fast bowlers in the Australian camp, an attack which deposed coach Mickey Arthur claimed was the best in the world.

Agreeing with the fact, Harris further said that any of the team`s bowlers can play in the first Ashes Test, adding that they have got pace, quickness and can swing and move the ball around.

However, the player admitted that English bowlers are as good as them, as can be seen in the recent performances of James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Steven Finn, adding that the Australian bowlers are working on pressurising batsmen like their English counterparts.