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Harmison ends retirement to replace Sidebottom

Harmison ends retirement to replace Sidebottom

Steve Harmison has come out of retirement from one-day internationals and will play in England's match against South Africa on Friday to replace injured bowler Ryan Sidebottom.
Harmison, 29, initially retired from ODIs in December 2006 after being left out of England's squad for a series with Australia and New Zealand. However, he was named as the replacement for Sidebottom after he was ruled out of Friday's match because of a hip and groin injury.
The 30-year-old Sidebottom had a fitness test Thursday and was unable to bowl, after already missing Monday's ODI against Scotland with the same problem.
England captain Kevin Pietersen is also without his predecessor Paul Collingwood, who is serving the second game of a five-match suspension for slow over rates.
South Africa's Albie Morkel has been ruled out with a shoulder injury, while his brother Morne is struggling to overcome a sidestrain.


Updated : 2021-08-01 09:09 GMT+08:00