Haris Rauf aims to play for Pakistan in all three formats


Lahore: The 26-year-old pacer Haris Rauf has aimed to represent Pakistan in all three formats while speaking at a virtual press conference yesterday.

Haris stated that after T20I, he has been selected in ODI cricket, he will perform well if provided a chance in the upcoming Zimbabwe series.

“I started playing in the T20 format and now I’ve been named in ODI squad too. My goal is to showcase my skills and efforts in order to play the national team in all three formats,” Haris said.

“50-over game is not new for me as I have been playing it at club level. I have an idea on how to bowl in 50-over games and I also learned a lot in the first practice match,” he added.

He revealed that he is trying to master the art of bowling with a new ball as he worked with the bowling coach Waqar Younis on the tour of England.

“It was a new experience for me to bowl with a new ball but I was motivated by bowling coach Waqar during the England series. He explained to me how to control it and in the recently concluded National T20 Cup, I tried to utilize all the learnings and bowl with a new ball,” he maintained.

Referring to the competition in fast bowling, Haris said that it is a good thing to have the challenge to perform better and become an automatic choice in the final XI.

“Shaheen Afridi’s form is in front of everyone, so is Hasnain, Naseem Shah and Musa. If there is competition in their presence then it is a good sign for Pakistan,” he added.

It must be noted that Pakistan will take on Zimbabwe in the three-match ODI series, starting from October 30th in Rawalpindi.

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