Harmison ready for The Ashes?

The following is extracted from a not-very-revealing article & interview about Steve Harmison – the man most see as England’s chances of securing an Ashes victory this summer.

IN GOOD COMPANY

Stephen Harmison averaged 24.73 before the South Africa series, when his nine wickets cost 73.22 apiece. But he is in good company when it comes to temporary blips.

SHANE WARNE: Figures of ten for 505 against India in 2000-01 did not stop his march past 500 Test wickets

GRAHAM GOOCH: England’s leading scorer with 8,900 runs averaged 13.90 against Australia in 1981

DONALD BRADMAN: Average fell to 56.57 in the 1932-33 Bodyline series, against 99.94 overall

How ridiculous to compare these 3 blippers with Harmison’s…