Haris Rauf claims 50 T20I wickets, joins elite list

Pakistani pacer Haris Rauf has become only the fourth fastest Pakistan bowler to scalp up 50 wickets in T20Is. The right arm medium pacer achieved this feat during the DP Asia Cup final between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Dubai International Stadium.

By dismissing Wanindu Hasaranga, Rauf joined Mohammad Amir, who also claimed his 50th wicket in his 41st T20I. Umar Gul, the current bowling coach of Afghanistan, who retired in 2010, is the fastest, having achieved the feat in 36 matches. Saeed Ajmal and Hasan Ali are second and third respectively.

As far as the Asia Cup final is concerned, Rauf had an amazing time on the field. Before getting the better off Hasaranga, Rauf is also accountable for the wickets of Pathum Nissanka and Danushka Gunathilaka.

However, Haris Rauf gained some limelight after showing his magic for the Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Afterwards, he played well for skipper Glenn Maxwell’s Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League (BBL).

Hence, Rauf is known for his ability to generate serious pace and batters have had a difficult affair on facing him. Rauf was also part of Lahore Qalandars earlier this year, as they won their first PSL trophy.


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