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Pakistan bowling coach Shaun Tait said pace bowler Haris Rauf has all the right components to be a great bowler.
He noted that the 29-year-old can bowl over 150 kph, swings the ball and possesses the right kind of aggression when he steams in.
Haris has become a regular face in the Pakistan team, but has largely played white-ball cricket thus far. That being said, he did make his Test debut against England in December last year.
In the recent series against New Zealand, he missed the Test series but returned to feature in the three ODIs, where he picked up one wicket at an average of 142.
“He’s got the pace, he’s got the swing, he’s got the aggression, all that stuff,” Tait, a former Australia fast bowler who hit speeds of 160.7 kph when bowling, was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.
Rauf’s next assignment will be the Pakistan Super League (PSL), where he will represent the Lahore Qalandars, who are the reigning champions.
The Qalandars played on February 13 – the opening night of PSL 8 – as they faced the Multan Sultans and beat them by one run.
Their next game will be against the Karachi Kings on February 19.
Lahore Qalandars Squad for PSL 8: Fakhar Zaman, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, David Wiese, Hussain Talat, Haris Rauf, Abdullah Shafique, Liam Dawson, Sikander Raza, Ahmad Daniyal, Dilbar Hussain, Harry Brook, Kamran Ghulam, Mirza Tahir Baig, Shawaiz Irfan, Zaman Khan, Jalat Khan and Jordan Cox, Ahsan Bhatti, Sam Billings, Shane Dadswell and Shai Hope