Haris Rauf Creates Record After his Fiery Spell against New Zealand:
Haris Rauf made headlines all over Pakistan after picking up 4 wickets against New Zealand in a group match of the World T20 2021. Haris Rauf’s brilliant display with the ball allowed Pakistan to go at the top of the Points Table in their respective group. This performance was the best in Rauf’s career and he earned his first ever Man of the Match award in T20I Cricket. Rauf dismissed Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Glenn Philips and Mitchell Santner in his fiery spell. Following are some interesting facts regarding the 4 Wicket haul of Haris Rauf:
Haris Rauf became just the 3rd Pakistani pace bowler to take 4 or more wickets in World T20 matches. The first Pakistani pacer to take 4 or more wickets in World T20 was Umar Gul. Gul remains the only pacer of Pakistan to pick a five wicket haul in World T20. The second Pakistani pacer with a 4 Wicket haul was Mohammad Asif and now Haris Rauf became just the third fast bowler from Pakistan to pick a 4 Wicket haul in World T20 matches. Rauf’s 4/22 against the Kiwis is the third best bowling figures for a Pakistani fast bowler in World T20, while fifth best bowling figures amongst all Pakistani bowlers.
At such a young age, delivering this sort of a performance will surely boost Haris Rauf’s confidence and he can indeed play an important role in Pakistan’s World T20 Campaign. So far, Rauf has taken 33 wickets in his short career of 25 T20I matches. He’s rated highly for his excellent death bowling, and Pakistan would wish that he continues to deliver such match winning performances.