Babar Azam lauds ‘match-winning bowler’ Haris Rauf
Babar Azam, Pakistan‘s all-format captain, has urged Haris Rauf to play well in the current T20I series against the West Indies. Haris is a match-winner, according to Babar, and will be back to his best shortly.
This year, he has only taken 12 wickets at an average of 27.50 and a strike rate of 9.29 in 10 T20I matches. His deterioration has been a concerning indicator for Pakistan’s bowling line, especially as the T20 World Cup approaches.
Babar seemed unconcerned about Haris’ recent form and believes he will fare much better against the West Indies. Haris Rauf has been working hard at the gym and is focused on performing for the Men in Green, according to Babar.
“Haris has performed well in the past but in cricket, you get ups and downs. We are working with him to help him understand where he is lagging,” remarked Babar.
“He is a match-winning bowler for us and I have a lot of confidence in him and God willing, we will see a different version of him in this series,” he added.
Since making his debut in T20Is in 2020, the 27-year-old fast bowler has been one of Pakistan’s most reliable players. In the 21 matches he has played for the Green Shirts, he has taken 28 wickets at an average of 25.07 and an economy rate of 8.94.
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