Haris Rauf doing wonders Down Under


You just cannot keep the boy out of headlines now a days. He is having a blinder of a campaign in the ninth edition of Big Bash League.

Knowing he is going to play the remainder of the Big Bash season without any interruption, Haris Rauf was all pumped up for his next performance against Sydney Thunder, here on Wednesday.

He was wicket less in the first three overs but boy did he came roaring back to claim a hat-trick in the last over of the innings. He got Gilkes caught at fine leg on a slower delivery, then surprised Thunders’ captain Ferguson with another slower delivery ho could only deflect it into the stumps. The HAT-TRICK ball? Well that wasn’t a slower delivery as Sams was beaten by the pace. He was adjudged LBW by the umpire and there went Haris, on his mazy little run.

He ended with figures of 3 for 23 in his four overs and racked home the player of the match award to go with his hat-trick. Haris now has 13 wickets, two less than the player he dismissed for his hat-trick Daniel Sams. The astonishing thing about this is, it has only taken him four games and 16 overs which is four games and just under 10 overs less than Sams who leads the bowling charts.

Haris Rauf has an economy under 6 and a strike rate under 8 – for someone who has bowled at least 10 overs – which speaks volumes of how well he has done in the Australian conditions.