'No decision' over Harmison's future
England captain Andrew Strauss today insisted no decision has yet been made on the future of Steve Harmison.
Responding to suggestions Durham fast bowler Harmison would not be in the touring party for the Test tour of South Africa later this year, Strauss said the selectors had yet to discuss the make-up of the squad.
Harmison, 30, was recalled for the final two Ashes Tests but was not given a central contract earlier this month.
"We haven't discussed the Test squad at all at this stage," said Strauss, whose team begin preparations for the Champions Trophy with a net session this afternoon. "Harmison does offer something that other bowlers don't; he's definitely got a good chance of being on the tour.
"But we have to look at the whole balance of the side, all that sort of stuff.
"It would be wrong for me to comment on that at this stage, the selection meeting will be happening after the Champions Trophy."
England face Sri Lanka, South Africa and New Zealand in Group B of the eight-team tournament and Strauss is looking for a fresh start following the 6-1 one-day drubbing by Australia.
"We probably have to wipe the slate clean," said Strauss. "There's an overall feeling of what went well and what went badly in that series against Australia.
"We know the areas we need to improve in and against different opposition we will be asked different questions and be given different opportunities."
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