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Lahore Qalandars is the most famous and exciting franchise in the Pakistan Super League. This team has a huge fan following in Pakistan due to its talent hunt and players’ development program. Qalandars, the talent hunters polished and groomed the players for the international arena. Many local players which are not featured in domestic cricket but now made an integral part of team Pakistan. One of them is Haris Rauf.
Haris Rauf Strating Carrer
The pace sensational, thunder boult, the Pindi boy and lighting fast pacer Haris Rauf is also known as Haris Islamabadi in tape ball cricket. Haris started his Cricketing career as a tape ball bowler and then he was picked by Lahore Qalandars coaches in a talent hunt, which was held in Gujranwala when he stunned everyone with his lightning-quick pace bowling. Haris constantly bowled at 92.3 mph and grabbed everyone’s attention. It was the first time when Pindi boy was bowling with a hard ball.
Haris impressed Virat Kohli
Rauf shone through in the training program and was one of the 15 people who were sent to Australia as part of an exchange program with Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers. Where he played club cricket. In those days, the Indian cricket team were on a tour of Australia. He was invited as a net bowler for team India. He bowled quick in the air and is impressed by the modern great Virat Kohli. Then he represented Lahore Qalandars in PSL season 4.
Haris Rauf made headlines in Australia
Dale Steyn, who was part of the Melbourne Stars in the BBL-9 season. Steyn got injured and then the Melbourne stars required a bowler who can fulfil Steyn’s absence. Then there was a time when Melbourne Stars included young Haris Rauf as the partial replacement of Styne.
But this replacement, the pace sensational made international cricket headlines in his debut BBL-9 season, taking 20 wickets in his 10 matches, including a memorable hat trick against the Sydney Thunder and five wickets against the Hobart Hurricanes.
Rauf got his maiden call in National Side
Due to his excellent performance in the BBL-9 season, he was picked in Pakistan’s national T20 squad against Bangladesh during the BBL-9 season and then the rest in history. Then Haris never looked back and continues his dominance, especially in T20 cricket.
Haris-the Death overs Spciallist
Haris Rauf is one of the most reliable performers in the death overs ever since he made his debut in both international and franchise T20 cricket. Haris has done exceptionally well in death overs (16-20).
During the fourth game of the ongoing series between Pakistan and England, Rauf bowled the 19th over and conceded only five runs to change the course of the game. In a close encounter, the Men in Green overcame the visitors by three runs, and Haris Rauf was named player of the match for his match-winning 3 for 32 bowling display.
In death overs in T20I, he picked up 33 wickets with an outstanding average of 15.84 and with an economy of just 8.08. These stats show how he is good in death bowling. Since 2019, no bowler can take more wickets than Haris Rauf among fast bowers.