I'll try my nuts off,'' says Harmy for Test place bid

Jamaica (West Indies), Feb. 2 : England fast bowler Steve Harmison has said that he will try his level best to make the grade for the first England-West Indies Test to be played here from Wednesday.

The Sabina Park is where Harmison skittled the Windies for just 47 with an astonishing second-innings blitz of 7-12 five years ago.

That performance helped propel him to the position of world's No1 ranked bowler later in 2004 - but he has trod a rocky path since then.

He admitted: "I can't put my finger on why some days it clicks and others it doesn't. I'd be a rich man if I could tell you.

"It exasperates me more than anybody. But whatever happens I've always said that, when I pull my boots on and walk out there, I'll try my nuts off. I feel I'm getting some more consistency now, I'm not as wild as before," The Sun quoted him, as saying.

"I'm not really a guy who looks forward to returning to grounds that hold good memories. It is a different time, a new game. Every game delivers a new set of circumstances although hopefully we can repeat what happened five years ago because that gave us a winning start to the series," the 30-year-old fast bowler said.

Harmison took four wickets in England's final practice match against West Indies A and is likely to get the nod for the Test ahead of James Anderson - but it is not certain.

He was dropped from England's most recent Test - against India in Mohali in December - and admits he was unfit at the time. (ANI)