Former Australian cricketer Ryan Harris is set to join Queensland as a state selector, which includes a three-man panel including Bulls Coach Wade Seccombe and the state’s head of male performance, Chris Hartley.
Besides, the veteran player has also been tasked to oversee the youth cricket in the state. He will act as Queensland’s pathways coach and talent manager.
Ryan Harris represented Australia in 27 Tests before announcing his retirement from international cricket on the eve of the 2015 Ashes tour in England. The Australian quick has been scaling heights since taking up the coaching roles.
He took up the role of a coach at the Cricket Australia (CA) high-performance program at the Bupa National Cricket Stadium. He then had short stints as bowling coach in the 2018 and 2019 under-19 World Cup.
“Ryan has earned glowing reports from wherever he has coached and we’re very pleased to give him the responsibility of overseeing the development of future generations of Queensland players,” Seccombe said.
“He will have the opportunity to work with our talented young male players as we resume the Pathways programs that had to be put on hold last year due to COVID-19.
“His background as a High-Performance coach at the Bupa National Cricket Centre and his involvement with other national programs and squads ensures our emerging players will have a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw upon.”
Ryan Harris also holds experience in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as well. He worked as a bowling coach under Ricky Ponting with Delhi Capitals. He was also a part of the IPL winning franchise Deccan Chargers back in 2009 when they defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in the finals.