Injury may have limited Ryan Harris’ opportunities on the field but it has not stopped the Test quick grabbing another off it, signing on as a Queensland Cricket bowling mentor.
Harris, 34, underwent knee surgery after bowling Australia to victory in the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town in March.
But he kept busy by taking up an assistant coaching role for Australia A’s six-week winter series that started in July.
Now Harris has snapped up a Queensland Cricket role starting alongside Heat bowling coach Chris Swan in the build-up to the Big Bash League Twenty20 tournament in December.
His bowling mentor role caters for the Heat, the Queensland Bulls, Queensland Fire women’s team and the state’s elite youth squads.
Heat and Bulls coach Stuart Law said Harris would also be available to play for the Heat if not on international duty.
Harris is building towards a big summer in Australia which will include the 2015 World Cup.
The Heat begin their BBL campaign against the Sydney Thunder on December 21.