Aus Selectors put ryan Harris in cotton wool for 2015 Ashes series
Leading paceman Ryan Harris will miss the ICC World Cup 2015 with an eye to Australia’s Ashes campaign in England later this year, selectors said on Sunday. Harris, who ranks among Australia’s prominent fast bowlers, was left out of the World Cup squad named on Sunday. It was no great surprise given the last of Harris’s 21 ODIs came almost three years ago, largely because of fitness issues instead of form. Harris, known for his work ethic and high pain tolerance, successfully returned from major knee surgery during the recent Test series against India. Chief selector Rod Marsh said he could have used the 35-year-old as a trump card in next month’s World Cup, but wanted him in peak condition for the next Ashes series.