|Haris Rauf Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||November 7, 1993|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Haris Rauf is a Pakistani professional cricketer who has represented his country in the limited-overs versions of the sport (ODIs and T20Is), as a frontline pace bowler. In the Pakistani domestic circuit, he has played for the regional teams Northern (2019-Present) and Balochistan across all 3 formats. At the franchise level, he has turned out for Lahore Qalandars (2018–Present) in the PSL (Pakistan Super League) and Melbourne Stars (2019-20–Present) in the BBL (Big Bash League).
Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan
Haris had attended the Islamabad Model College, a boys’ institution in Islamabad. He had later joined the International Islamic University, Islamabad, a public research university.
- Father – Rauf Ahmed
- 97 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I)
- 150 – Lahore Qalandars (PSL)
- 77 – Melbourne Stars (BBL)
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
79 kg or 174 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Pakistani descent.
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped, side-parted hair
- Sports a trimmed beard
Haris Rauf Facts
- While he was a student at the Islamabad Model College, Haris had had a greater interest in soccer than cricket and had even helped his institution win a local soccer tournament.
- His focus had shifted to cricket only after he had joined the cricket team of the International Islamic University, Islamabad. The coach there had asked him to attend the trials that were being conducted by the PSL franchise Lahore Qalandars in Gujranwala in September 2017.
- Although he was initially reluctant, he had later heeded his coach’s advice. At the trials, he was spotted by former international cricketer Aaqib Javed who had urged him to play grade cricket in Australia.
- He was eventually selected for Lahore Qalandars‘ subsidiary team in the 2018 Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy where he had eventually made his franchise career debut.
- In December 2019, he had been drafted in the Melbourne Stars‘ squad during the 2019-20 season of the Big Bash League, as a replacement for the legendary South African pace bowler Dale Steyn who had sustained an injury. In just his 2nd match with the team, he had picked up a sensational 5-wicket haul against Hobart Hurricanes and was named the ‘Player of the Match’ for his performance.
- Later that season, in a game against Sydney Thunder, he had recorded what was just the 6th hat-trick (the feat of dismissing 3 batsmen in 3 successive legal deliveries) in the history of the Big Bash League. He had won another ‘Player of the Match’ award for his performance and had become the first Pakistani and the first Melbourne Stars bowler to record a hat-trick in the Big Bash League.
- In the preliminary final of the season, against Sydney Thunder, he had again starred with a spell of 3/17 to help his team win by 28 runs and reach the final of the tournament.
- His teammates in the Northern regional domestic team in Pakistan had given him the nickname ‘150’ after he had bowled a delivery that was recorded at 151.3 km/h in the Big Bash League.
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