Stephen James Harmison lived in Ashington; Northumberland was born on October 23, 1978. He began his professional career as a cricketer at the international level in 2002 and made a straightaway effect for England. At that moment he was considered the best young talent.
Stephen Harmison is widely known as one of the best fast bowlers with 6 feet 4 inches height who played the 63 test 58 (ODI) One-day International matches. He is England’s lead bowler with the highest 226 test wickets. In 2004, he played a test match with West Indies.
In the final match that was played in this series, he also played with great enthusiasm against West Indies and scored well, hitting 3 fours and three sixes in just a short duration inning and end at 34. This was the performance that took him to the top of ratings. 2004 was a good year for him when he got 67 wickets. His average was 23.92.
Harmison played in both ODI and test cricket formats. In one-day internationals, Harmison took 76 wickets in 58 ODI matches at an average of 32.64 and an economy rate of 5.13.
He was an expensive bowler in ODI but this wasn’t the case in test cricket. In 63 test matches, Harmison took 226 wickets at an average of 31.82 and an economy rate of 3.22. He was an excellent bowler and a threat to opponents. His performance in test cricket was phenomenal.
Harmison’s success throughout his prime bloom was imputed to his quality to evoke bounce from any delivery and pitch and his capability to swing the ball while sustaining speed over 90 mph.
In 2009, he played his last and final test match of the Ashes test series for England, and remains failed to sustain his impression in the Ashes, accordingly losing the confidence. In the same year, he played against West Indies his last One-day International (ODI). On the whole, he took 76 wickets on a standard bowling average of 32.64 with 91 run scores.