National selectors will be impressed by Ryan Harris's first-class return at the Gabba yesterday - until they hear the ex-Test quick's brutally honest self- assessment.
Harris (3-77) was on a hat-trick as Tasmania lost 3-2 to be reeling at 5-90 before Jon Wells (82) helped steer the visitor to 8-236 at stumps on day 1 of the Sheffield Shield clash.
Queensland rued dropping Wells on seven - but Harris saved his biggest complaints for his display.
On paper, there didn't seem to be much to be upset about.
A gutsy Harris toiled away for 25 overs in his first taste of first-class action since Australia's tour of the West Indies last April.
It capped a big week for the 33-year-old who took a match-winning 4-26 to help the Bulls seal a dramatic two-run win over Victoria in the final of the one-day cup at the MCG.
But asked how he went yesterday, Harris downplayed his efforts.
"I got through 25 overs, which is good, but I am a long way away from where I want to be.
"Maybe five overs in my second spell I was happy with.
"I am just disappointed I didn't get enough balls in the right areas."
Harris is still keeping his fingers crossed to be in the frame for an Ashes call-up this year after recovering from shoulder surgery he underwent last August.
Wells also capped a comeback of sorts yesterday.
Delisted by Tasmania almost 12 months ago, he forced his way back through sheer weight of runs.
Still, he arrived at the Gabba yesterday with a less-than-impressive 16.74 first-class average.
However, Wells finally began to deliver on his undoubted potential with his third half- century, chiming in for an invaluable 97-run, sixth-wicket stand with Tim Paine (42) that stopped the Harris- inspired mini-collapse.