'Frustrated' Ryan Harris admits would be tough for him to get fit by Ashes
Australia all rounder Ryan Harris has said he is frustrated with his constant injury woes, and conceded it would be tough for him to make it to the Test squad for the Ashes series next year after a shoulder complaint is expected to keep him out of national colours for another seven months.
"If I am not right by the Ashes then something is drastically wrong, put it that way," the Age quoted Harris, as saying.
Harris, who has 47 wickets from 12 Tests to date at 23.63, said he felt mixed emotions flicking onto the TV coverage of Australia's Test series against world No.1 South Africa, and added he has never seen such depth in their fast bowling stocks.
"I haven't seen anything like it (depth) since the days of Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee, Andy Bichel and Michael Kasprowicz running around," Harris said.
"I hate watching because I want to be playing. I support the guys but this injury has got on my nerves without using words that can't be printed. I am well down the pecking order now," he added.
"However, I have come back from rock bottom before," he said.
Harris added: "Michael (Clarke) said 'get fit and if you are playing well you know you are a chance of being picked'. That is very encouraging. And I know he likes the way I bowl. But I know it will be hard to crack back into the side."