The 26-year-old pace sensation has had a stellar start in the BBL claiming seven wickets in two matches
Pakistan’s fast-bowler Haris Rauf lit up the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) with a five-wicket haul against Hobart Hurricanes on Sunday. His lethal pace helped Melbourne Stars to a dominant 52-run win.
The 26-year-old pace sensation has had a stellar start in the BBL claiming seven wickets in two matches at an average of 6.7. The pacer was drafted as a replacement for South Africa’s injured fast-bowler Dale Steyn. The move paid dividends as Rauf bagged the player of the match in his second outing while helping Melbourne Stars to victory.
Earlier, Australia’s Melbourne Stars franchise had signed Rauf as an oversees replacement for Steyn on Thursday.
Steyn, who is yet to recover from a side strain, is not expected to recover in time for the initial stages of the tournament. The fast-bowler picked up the injury during the Mzansi Super League (MSL).
Rauf played for the Lahore Qalandars franchise in the Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) in 2019.
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