Haris Rauf has earned his name after he took part in the Big Bash League (BBL) in 2019. He ended up as the fourth-highest wicket-taker of the tournament. He with his pleasing performance on the Australian conditions, pleased Pakistan Cricket Board’s management to pick him for the national side.
After his bombastic performance, picking up the speedster star in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2020 may be much obvious. In an interview, he was asked about the batsmen he will consider as a challenge to bowl in T20 World Cup. Haris chose Virat Kohli, the greatest and Rohit Sharma, the consistent, both from India Cricket Team, as his biggest challenges to bowl.
Interview: Haris Rauf chats about his journey from Lahore Qalandars trials to playing for Pakistan in 3 years, his great BBL, advice he's had from Dale Steyn, looking forward to the challenge of bowling to Kohli & Rohit at the T20 World Cup & more https://t.co/JWzQ4Fosoz #Cricket
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Haris Rauf mentioned that he was dominated even upon the batsman like Steve Smith. It would be for the enhancement of his own confidence to see Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma as the challenges to bowl against. Haris said that he survived confidently with the momentum in the Australian pitches conditions which means that he can survive in the mega event like ICC T20 World Cup coming later this year as well.
“This being a World Cup competition, the quality of opposition will be very tough as top players from each country will be playing in it so all batsmen will be difficult to bowl to. But looking at the top T20I players in the world, to be the greatest challenge will come from the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma,” Rauf said during an interview with PakPassion.
“To do well against such top-quality batsmen will do wonders for my confidence and to be honest, based on my experience in BBL, I should be able to do well in the World Cup if given the chance. It is my nature that I don’t let any batsman dominate me and that is how I did so well in BBL 09 even against such quality batsmen like Steve Smith, as I didn’t allow him to put any pressure on me at all,” he said.