Originally Posted by aussie
Seeing Paul Harris bowl vs ENG & AUS over the past year. Batsmen have basically been giving away wicket to him in an effort to smash him, thus playing into Smith plans.
In SA's bowling attack, he basically is the carrot option. Since really is a nothing bowler. Swann is better than him by a fair way.
That's the batsmen's own stupid fault though.
Harris is a decent bowler, gets a bit of turn and whenever I've seen him he's generally been tidy and hasn't offered much in the way of free runs.
He's taken 70-odd wickets at 32 or 33, and that's entirely a fair reflection of his ability. He's decent. He's nothing special, but nor is he a rank pie chucker either.