Barbados, Apr 13(ANI): Australian paceman Ryan Harris has said he is keen to be a part of the squad for as long as he can.
"I think Michael and the coaching staff have known what I can do, it's probably doing it more and more consistently. That's my goal and I want to be a part of this set-up and this squad for as long as I can. Touch wood my body holds up," The Herald Sun quoted Harris, as saying.
"I've got a perfect fitness base now. I've played four games back in Australia, bowled plenty of overs and got through about 35 or 36 here. I feel as if I'm going really well, feel strong and I want to be a part of this team and squad for as long as I can," he added.
His statement came after he helped his team win the Barbados Test against the West Indies.
Australian captain Michael Clarke also recognised his potential and promoted him up the batting order ahead of Peter Siddle in the dramatic closing stages of Australia's run chase in the game.
Clarke also lauded Harris' performance in the Barbados game.
"Man in form. He should have batted at five (Clarke's spot) after the way I batted. There's not one person in that change room who is surprised by the way he played. He's been batting that well for a long time in the nets. He has just needed his opportunity in the game," he added. (ANI)
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