Last Update on: September 23rd, 2023 at 12:43 pm
Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf made it to the team’s World Cup squad for the mega event in India. The Men in Green play their first World Cup game against the Netherlands on October 6 in Hyderabad.
Rauf survived a side strain in the game against India and subsequently did not play in the match against Sri Lanka. His fellow pacer Naseem Shah was unfortunately ruled out of the World Cup with shoulder and wrist injuries.
Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf will lead the pace attack for Pakistan in the World Cup that also has Hasan Ali and Mohammad Wasim Jr.
Meanwhile, in a recent video posted by ICC on their Instagram handle, Haris Rauf spoke about his favorite bowler. He revealed that former South African pacer Dale Steyn is his favorite bowler and not one of the former Pakistan greats like Shoaib Akhtar, Wasim Akram, or Waqar Younis.
Dale Steyn Is My All-Time Favourite: Haris Rauf
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“Main hamesha Dale Steyn ko follow kar raraha hun jab se main unko dekh raha hun. Unka jo aggression hai woh kaafi pasand hai mujhe. Jis tarah se woh wicket leke aggression karta hai, kosish karta hun ki main bhi ground pe ussi tarah he aggression karun, but mera thoda sa zhaya hi ho jata hai. But Dale Steyn mera all-time” favourite hain.
PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf in a meeting at the NCA in Lahore on Wednesday (September 20) reviewed the team’s performance in the Asia Cup leading into the World Cup. The meeting was attended by national team skipper Babar Azam along with the support staff.
“The philosophy behind this review was to create an atmosphere of open discussion and develop consensus. The idea is to have everyone on board and debate about performances, identifying the problems and their solutions. We have to debate strengths and weaknesses so that we are clear about what and where we need to invest for the betterment of our team” said the PCB Chairman.