David Hussey wants Haris Rauf to play 100 Tests for Pakistan


Haris Rauf has been a revelation for Pakistan. The way he has introduced to the world in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) proves that Pakistan is still one of the leading countries to produce world-class fast bowlers.

After seeing his amazing performances in the BBL, former Australian all-rounder and current Melbourne Stars head coach has revealed that he wants to see Rauf representing Pakistan in almost 100 Test games when he starts his international career.

Hussey who has observed Rauf closely noted that whatever the right-arm pace does in his future is up to him but Hussey wants him to play at least 100 Tests for the Men in Green and almost 400 T20 Internationals for his nation.

Whatever Haris Rauf does, I hope he actually represents Pakistan for 100 Tests, 400 T20Is and 150 ODIs,” Pakistan journalist Saj Sadiq quoted Hussey on Twitter.

The former Australian cricketer also explained that Rauf has given his 100% in ever game that he has played for Stars and has been able to fit in the group really well.

He’s brought a different dynamic to our group, he’s tried every game he’s played, he fields his butt off and he’s just fitted in the group perfectly,” Hussey said.

Rauf has been a part of 7 matches for Stars in the Big Bash League and has taken 16 wickets at an average of 11.56. He is also one of the three bowlers to take a five-wicket haul in the ongoing season.

His tally of 16 wickets makes him the fifth-highest wicket-taker of the 2019-20 BBL. Daniel Sams (25 wickets), Tom Curran (22 wickets), Rashid Khan (18 wickets), and Peter Siddle (17 wickets) are ahead of Rauf in the list.

The cricketer made his international debut in the three-match T20I series against Bangladesh and picked up two wickets in two games. He will now be flying back to Australia to represent Stars for the qualifiers.

Melbourne Stars are at the top of the points table with 20 points. They have won 10 out of their 14 games this season and will play their qualifier game against Sydney Sixers, which is second on the table with 19 points.

The qualifier will take place on January 31 at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).