Play Haris Rauf In T20I Matches Only' - Ramiz Raja To Chief Selector Mohammad Wasim

Ramiz Raja, who was the President of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has always been vocal about his opinions and assessments regarding every player’s form and performance in the Pakistan cricket team. After the team’s first One-Day International (ODI) match against West Indies on 8th June at the Multan Cricket Stadium, Ramiz Raja expressed his disappointment regarding the performance of Haris Rauf in the match. 

Even though the right-arm fast bowler took an outstanding 4 wickets in the match, he also ended up giving away 77 runs in total to the opponent team over the 10 overs he bowled. Concerning the same, PCB’s Ramiz Raja had strictly instructed the Chief Selector Mohammad Wasim to select Haris Rauf only for the T20I matches unless he had worked on improving his skills and learned how to bowl accurate line and length.

Even after this statement, Babar Azam reinforced his faith in Haris Rauf ODI bowling skills and kept him in the playing eleven squad for the match that took place on 10 June 2022  at the Multan Cricket Stadium.

Haris Rauf’s Cricket Journey

Haris Rauf was born on November 07, 1993 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Haris is a right-arm fast bowler who has been representing the Pakistan cricket team since 2020. He made his T20I debut in January 2020, in a match against Bangladesh in Lahore.

Haris Rauf ODI debut was on 30th October 2020 when he played his first ODI match against Zimbabwe at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. The Pakistan team won the match but unfortunately, Rauf didn’t take even a single wicket in the match and rather gave away 57 runs along with 3 wide balls.

He has played 24 ODIs so far and has taken 44 wickets in total with an average of 26.56. While T20I Haris Rauf stats say he has played 60 innings in T20I matches with 83 wickets in total and an average of 21.71.

Haris Rauf test match history only has one match in his kitty so far which he played against England from December 1st to December 5th, 2022 during the England Tour of Pakistan. He took 1 wicket in the innings and gave an average of 78! He displayed a great show during the PSL where he took 16 wickets in 13 innings.

Haris Rauf Achievements

Haris Rauf test match performances have made him garner a few titles on his name in his cricket journey so far. He has grabbed the 10th rank in the T20I Matches- Most wickets in a calendar year for the year 2022 with 31 wickets in total. Also, he is ranked 8th alongside Mohammad Rizwanon the Bowler/fielder combinations for T20I matches with 11 wickets.

Haris Rauf stats also made him secure the first record rank in the “Most consecutive four-wickets-in-an-innings” when he took 4 wickets consecutively 2 times in a row against the T20I matches against New Zealand on 14th April 2023 and 15th April 2023.

Haris Rauf’s 3-year professional cricket journey from 2020-2023 has been full of ups and downs but has impressed many over the years. His T20 matches, especially his five-wicket haul against the Hobart Hurricanes and hat-trick against Sydney Thunders made him come through as a potential player for the cricket team of Pakistan. 

 How old is Haris Rauf?
Haris Rauf was born on November 07, 1993, hence he is currently 29 years old.
Is Haris Rauf married?
Yes, Haris Raud married Muzna Masood Malik, who was his classmate, on 23rd December 2022 in Islamabad.
Why is Haris Rauf famous?
Haris Rauf rose to fame soon after he took a five-wicket haul for his team Melbourne Stars in the T20 match against Hobart Hurricanes.