Haris Rauf Named in BBL Team of the Tournament
Haris Rauf, the young pacer from Pakistan, has rattled a lot of batsmen in Big Bash League (BBL) after getting a surprise call-up to replace injured Dale Steyn.
The pace sensation has now been named in the BBL Team of the Tournament for his impressive skills with the ball, taking 17 wickets in only 8 games. Those above him on the list have all played at least 14 matches.
The 26-year-old was among the leading wicket-takers for the tournament before receiving another important call-up, this time for Pakistan’s T20I series against Bangladesh. Having been given a chance to represent Melbourne Stars for only a couple of matches, Rauf capitalized on the opportunity to secure his place in the team.
Following the conclusion of the Pakistan-Bangladesh series, which the Green Shirts won by 2-0, the fast bowler has already rejoined his team. The Stars will be facing Sydney Thunder in a knockout fixture that will decide the second finalist alongside Sydney Sixers.
Here’s the team of the tournament which has been finalized by the 8 head coaches of BBL teams:
Marcus Stoinis Melbourne Stars
Josh Inglis (WK) Perth Scorchers
Matthew Wade Hobart Hurricanes
Glenn Maxwell (C) Melbourne Stars
Jonathan Wells Adelaide Strikers
Mitchell Marsh Perth Scorchers
Tom Curran Sydney Sixers
Rashid Khan Adelaide Strikers
Daniel Sams Sydney Thunder
Peter Siddle Adelaide Strikers
Haris Rauf Melbourne Stars
In 8 innings, Rauf has already claimed a hat-trick and a five-for and his teammates would be hoping for an explosive performance in the all-important clash on Thursday.