Paul Harris bats right handedly and bowls slow left arm orthodox in the South Africa cricket team. He has also played for teams like Western Province, Warwickshire, Titans and Northerns.
South Africa and India played a Test match at Cape Town (Newlands) from 2nd to 6th January 2007 and this was the first Test match of Paul Harris. In the 1st innings, he took 4 wickets in 37 overs while giving away 129 runs and 3 of his overs were maidens. He batted at the No. 9 spot where he remained unbeaten on 11 in 29 deliveries. In the 2nd innings, he took 1 wicket while conceding 50 runs in 22 overs, out of which 6 were maiden. He did not get a chance to bat in this innings. South Africa won this match by 5 wickets. Harris debuted in One day Internationals on 9th March 2008 at Chittagong (Chittagong Divisional Stadium) and the opponent was Bangladesh. He bowled 10 overs, out of which 1 was maiden, conceded 30 runs and made 2 dismissals. He did not get an opportunity to bat. This match was won by South Africa by 9 wickets with 79 deliveries remaining.
In the 21 Test matches which he played, Paul Harris made 57 dismissals. He bowled 4235 balls in which 1920 runs were scored at a bowling strike rate of 74.2, bowling average of 33.68 and economy rate of 2.72. He participated in 3 One day Internationals and bowled 180 deliveries in these and gave away 83 runs. He took 3 wickets at an economy rate of 2.76, bowling average of 27.66 and bowling strike rate of 60.