Marcus Harris

Australia|Opening Batter
Marcus Harris
INTL CAREER: 2018 - 2022
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Full Name

Marcus Sinclair Harris


July 21, 1992, Perth


31y 113d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Playing Role

Opening Batter

A diminutive opening batter, Marcus Harris burst on to the Australian domestic scene in 2010-11 when he scored 157 in his third first-class match, which made him, at 18, the youngest Australian to score a first-class 150. A semi-regular for Western Australia over the next few years, Harris was Player of the Match in the 2014-15 Sheffield Shield final when he scored 81 and 158 against Victoria in Hobart, but it was ultimately futile for WA as the match finished in a draw, which handed the title to Victoria. In 2016, Harris made the move from Western Australia to Victoria, having played 41 Sheffield Shield games for his home state, scoring more than 2000 runs at 28.43 with four centuries - a record that frustrated his then state coach Justin Langer who believed he was capable of much more.

The move sparked an outstanding run of form for Victoria and would bring the ultimate reward when, two years later, he was handed a Test call-up for the 2018-19 series against India following a prolific start to the domestic season, which included a career-best 250 against New South Wales. It reunited him with Langer, now the Australia Test coach, who said: "I've known him at Scarborough Cricket Club since he was about 10 years old. Did I say mediocre with flashes of brilliance? Yeah, I did, because that's what he was. That's the truth. What he's done to his great credit is, he's become a really consistent opening batsman with flashes of brilliance."

Harris responded encouragingly to Test match pressure scoring two half-centuries as Australia's most consistent player in a 2-1 loss against a world-class India attack. However, he missed out against Sri Lanka to leave his spot vulnerable to the impending return of David Warner and indeed lost his place at the start of the 2019 Ashes. He returned midway through the series but, like Warner, was picked apart by England's quicks.

That was his last appearance until early 2021 when he was recalled against India and held his place to start the following season's Ashes. However, despite top-scoring on a devilish MCG surface, he lost his place to accommodate Usman Khawaja's prolific comeback.
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Marcus Harris Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A727152385142*36.13277885.8531425233160


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Recent Matches of Marcus Harris

Victoria vs Tasmania21--11-Nov-2023LauncestonList A
Victoria vs Tasmania1640/305-Nov-2023MelbourneFC
Victoria vs NSW0 & 11--26-Oct-2023MelbourneFC
Victoria vs Queensland20--19-Oct-2023MackayList A
Victoria vs Queensland0 & 10--14-Oct-2023MackayFC

Photos of Marcus Harris

Marcus Harris overcame a lean start to the season with a century
Marcus Harris drives through cover
Pat Cummins and Marcus Harris chat at Australia training
Pat Cummins relishes his post-victory glory
The victorious Australian squad with their spoils
Marcus Harris marked the resumption of the Sheffield Shield with a century
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