Player Profile

Simon Ross Harmer
South Africa
Born February 10, 1989 ( 31 Yrs )
Birth Place Pretoria, Transvaal
Height
Known As
Player Role Bowler
Player Bat Style Right Handed Bat
Player Bowl Style Right-arm offbreak

Career Information - Teams

South Africa, South Africa A, South African Invitation XI, Warriors, Essex, Jozi Stars


ICC Rankings

TEST ODI T20
Batting
Bowling
All Rounder

Profile

Harmer, an all-rounder by nature, applies his trade for the Warriors in the first class arena. The right-hand batsman and right-arm off-break bowler had an astonishing debut for the Warriors. In the first innings, he picked up 5/98 and scored 46, while in the second he scalped 1/53 and scored an unbeaten 69.

He soon became a regular member of the side and in his first season as a full time player, Harmer racked up 44 wickets - the most by any bowler in the 2011-12 season. The offie continued to impress and was soon called to the national side. He got his first cap against the West Indies in the 2015 New Year's Test. His first wicket was Devon Smith and he ended with match figures of 7/153. His impress outing earned him a place for the Bangladesh tour in July 2015.

He was selected for the South Africa's tour of India too but that proved to be his last Test series for the Proteas. His last Test match in that series was at Nagpur, where he picked up five wickets in the match, 4 in the first innings. On a turner, South African team management probably expected more from him and he was replaced by Dane Piedt for the fourth Test match in Delhi.

After this series, selectors ignored him for the South Africa 'A' tour too and that is when Harmer decided to move to Essex on a Kolpak deal. He took to county cricket like fish to water and was an imperative member of the Essex squad that won their first county championship after 25 years. In that season, Harmer took 72 wickets at an average of 19.19, only to be superseded by Jamie Porter who took 75 wickets in that season.


By Varun Dixit


Career

TEST debut vs West Indies at Newlands, Jan 02, 2015
Last TEST vs India at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nov 25, 2015

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Test 5 6 1 58 13 11.6 174 33.33 0 0 0 5 0
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0
T20 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0
Test 5 8 1148 588 20 61/4 153/7 3.07 29.4 57.4 0 0
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0