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Popular cricket player of New Zealand: Chris Zinzan Harris

by on November 9, 2012
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Popular batsman of New Zealand cricket team Chris Harris

Chris Harris is a former cricketer of the New Zealand, a player who was highly popular amongst cricket fans over the period of the 1990s. A premier left-handed batsman of the middle-order, Harris also performed as a right-arm slow-medium bowler.

When it comes to first-class cricket, Harris made a score of over 7000 runs at an average above 45 and played in 128 matches. His highest score of 251 included 13 centuries as well. Harris also bagged 120 wickets at an average of 38 while his best score being 4 by 22. He made a drastic contribution to the arcade of One Day International playing. It was in 2004, he emerged the first player of the New Zealand cricket team who played 250 ODIs. He still shares the world record for the most bowled dismissals and caught wickets in ODIs with Muttiah Muralitharan. Chris Harris scored 16 half centuries and one century in the One Day International cricket. 

Harris recently become of the international cricketers who hold a high-profile who moved to Zimbabwe to be a part of the national’s cricket. He will now be responsible for the national U-19 side.

Harris’ father, Zin Harris was an international player of the New Zealand team while his brother, Ben Harris has played cricket at first-class level. All three of these shared the name Zinzan which is why they are recognized as the Zinzan brothers.

Chris Harris although was known among the significant names of cricket but analysts still believe that he was sort of overrated for the skills he showed. From the record of New Zealand cricket team, there were many other great bowlers that showed more potential to destroy the opponents but Chris definitely doesn’t fall in this category. However he is still regarded by the fans as important bowler for the Kiwi side in test and ODI equally.

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