The 28-year-old will play his first game on 27th December against the Brisbane Heat, subject to Covid protocols and will remain with the team until the end of the season
Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf has once again signed with Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Melbourne Stars and will represent them for the third consecutive season.
According to Stars' press release, the 28-year-old will play his first game of BBL 11 on 27th December against the Brisbane Heat, subject to Covid protocols and will remain with the team until the end of the season.
Welcome back to #TeamGreen Haris Rauf 💚— Melbourne Stars (@StarsBBL) December 7, 2021
The fast bowler will join the Stars after Christmas ⭐
Rauf has been pivotal for Stars since 2019 where he took 20 wickets from 10 matches, including a famous hat-trick at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). He has played 8 ODIs and 32 T20Is for Pakistan, after making his international debut in 2020 in both formats.
Rauf will join fellow Pakistani and Lahore Qalandars emerging stars Syed Faridoun.
Melbourne Stars Coach David Hussey said:
“We can’t wait to see Haris Rauf back at the Stars. His addition brings experience, energy and quality to our fast-bowling stocks. I’m sure the Stars fans will enjoy seeing him represent Team Green again in BBL|11.”
Melbourne Stars General Manager Blair Crouch said:
“I’m really proud to welcome Haris back to the Melbourne Stars. We’re delighted that he enjoyed his previous two stints at the club and has decided to return for another season, which is a credit to the culture that David Hussey and his team have built over a number of years. He's an elite fast bowler who our members and fans adore and I can't wait to see him back at the MCG.”