English seamer James Harris is looking to claim many more wickets after making a move up the divisions to Middlesex.
James Harris is looking to further his career after making the move from his home county Glamorgan, in the County Championship Division Two, to Middlesex in the league above.
The transfer was one of the big domestic moves of the winter and Harris is hoping to improve his England chances with a good season at Lord’s.
The all-rounder has been included in both of the national Twenty20 squads over the winter months and he is part of the provisional group for this summer’s Champions Trophy.
Although the Middlesex man is still only 22-years-old, he has spent seven years building his reputation at Glamorgan and 12 counties looked to sign him when he declared he wanted to leave the Welsh club.
However, Harris decided that the home of cricket was his preferred destination and although it was difficult to leave his boyhood club he feels he will be deployed better at Middlesex.
“There were possibly times at Glamorgan where I might have been overbowled when I should have been rested more,” the Welshman was quoted in the Independent.
“We’ve got enough high quality seamers here to keep us all fresh.”
Although the 22-year-old is considered to be an all-rounder it is his bowling that really caught the eye in south Wales. In Harris’ 65 first-class matches to date he has taken 228 wickets at an average of 27.61.
Middlesex’s new man will be able to test the waters in Division One when his side take on Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge on Wednesday.