Leicestershire cricket club have today announced the signing of Australian opening batsman Marcus Harris for the 2021 County Championship and ODI cup fixtures.
With 14 first-class centuries to his name, Harris will be a key signing for Leicestershire who struggled for runs at times in 2020.
The Australian has over 6,500 runs at an average of 38.47 in first-class cricket, he's had a run of low scores recently, but he did score a double century last October against South Australia.
This will be the first taste of domestic cricket for Harris in England, and he'll be hoping to perform a little better with the bat for Leicestershire than he did touring with Australia. in 6 test innings for Australia in England, Harris is averaging just 9.67 with a top-score of 19.
Harris was recently suspended for one game after disagreeing with an umpire who gave him out caught behind. When leaving the field he slammed his bat into the MCG surface and was shaking his head as he headed off.
Upon completing the move, Harris spoke to the official Leicestershire site:
“I am delighted to have signed for Leicestershire for the 2021 season, and cannot wait to get up and running within English domestic cricket.
“To play domestic cricket in England has always been an ambition of mine and I am looking forward to pulling on the Running Fox and performing for the loyal Foxes family.”