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Steve Harmison

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Full Name: Stephen James Harmison
Born: October 23 1978 , Ashington, Northumberland
County: Durham
Other teams: England, ICC World XI
Test debut: England v India, Nottingham, Aug 8-12 2002
ODI debut: England v Sri Lanka, Brisbane, Dec 17 2002
T20 debut: England v Australia, Southampton, June 13 2005
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast


One of England’s finest fast bowlers, Harmison terrorised international batsman around the world when in rhythm. Mixing extreme pace with steepling bounce, the seamer possessed a lethal hint of away movement and was at one stage the world’s finest bowler. Harmison may well be remembered by some for delivering a wide - which was caught at second slip - with the first ball of England’s ill-fated 2006/07 Ashes campaign. However, followers would be better advised to recount the years preceding the slump that engulfed the latter stages of his international career, for Harmison in full flow w...

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