Wednesday, 29 November 2006

Harmison trains in secret

ENGLAND paceman Steve Harmison's troubled bowling action was worked on by coach Kevin Shine at the Adelaide Oval nets in a session that was closed to the media and public.
Harmison's desire to keep away from prying eyes was a good indication of his equally troubled mindset, which was dented badly during the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.

Lock-outs are a rarity in cricket, and the job of clearing media from the nets fell to English security attaché Reg Dickason, who shunted media from the oval before having the gates locked in scenes more reminiscent of secretive preparations for an AFL finals series.

Also irritating Harmison were loud shouts of encouragement from one England supporter.

Before the session, team coach Duncan Fletcher said he had full faith in Shine helping turn Harmison's fortunes around.

He said Shine would spend time with Harmison working on the technical side of the bowler's action and that it was important England did not overload Harmison with advice.

The rest of the English touring party was given the afternoon off after arriving from Brisbane.,8659,20836253-5009880,00.html

I don't know what everybody else thinks but I think this sort of thing is just placing placing extra pressure on Harmison to "perform" All bowlers have their bad days, I'm sure he will bounce back just like Lee will.

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