The fast-bowler became the first player from Melbourne Stars squad to take a hat-trick for the side in the ongoing BBL
Pakistan’s fast-bowler Haris Rauf took a hat-trick against Sydney Thunder, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne on Wednesday, to propel the Melbourne Stars to a six-wicket victory in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL).
The fast-bowler became the first player from Melbourne Stars squad to take a hat-trick for the side in the ongoing BBL.
Rauf has taken 13 wickets in just four matches with an average of 7.23 and an economy rate of 5.87. He is currently the second highest wicket-taker in the tournament.
It must be noted that the 26-year-old pacer was earlier removed from the Stars’ contingent after the arrival of South Africa’s fast-bowler Dale Steyn, despite a dream start to the tournament — which saw him pick seven wickets in two games including a five-wicket haul.
The quick right-armer was later added to the Stars squad in place of Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane, for their match against Sydney Thunder on Thursday, who was rested due to an injury.