Harmison faces graft to reclaim place

England assistant coach Andy Flower said: "At the moment he hasn’t, otherwise he would have done it. But I don’t think by any means that Steve’s finished. He’s still got a hell of a lot to offer."

He added: "Fast bowling is long, hard work and at the age of 30 it is only going to get harder work, so it is up to Steve really.

"He has got to put in the performances which make the selectors pick him time and time again."

Flower said: "He has been a really good performer for England, he has 217 Test wickets and has done some really good things.

"If hard work is just a base that you start with, that’s what he’s doing at the moment, but for you to be a successful international cricketer you have to be very hungry. Only he knows how hungry he is to carry on the hard yakka of a fast bowler’s life. I think he still wants to do it: he’s proud of his career and proud to play for England."