Haris Rauf, the young fast bowler from Pakistan, has climbed up to the top spot in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) T20I bowlers rankings for Pakistan. The energetic pacer has been in blistering form in the shortest format of the game, helping his team win crucial matches in recent times.
Following his 10 wicket haul in the first three T20Is in the current five-match series against New Zealand, Rauf saw his ranking rise.
In an official statement on Wednesday, the ICC said: “The Pakistan quick [Rauf] was just ahead of Shaheen Afridi last week and behind Shadab Khan, who was 12th in the T20I bowling rankings. Ten wickets spread across the first three T20Is has seen Rauf move up five places in the rankings to occupy the 11th spot.”
“He also achieved career-high ratings of 657 points in the process and could potentially enter the top 10 by the end of the five-match series,” the statement added.