Vaibhav Tripathi ∙ Sep 29 2022, 5:11 PM

Haris Rauf ready to use his BBL experience in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022

image-l8na12udHaris Rauf enjoyed a successful first season with Melbourne Stars. (PC- Twitter)

Pakistan's speedster Haris Rauf believes that the experience of bowling in the Big Bash League (BBL) will help him immensely in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022, starting next month.

Rauf captured the limelight after plying his trade for the Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Thereafter, he played well for the Glenn Maxwell-led Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League.

For the BBL, Rauf was drafted for three games initially when his idol Dale Steyn was injured. In his debut BBL 09 season, Rauf took 20 wickets in his 10 matches, including a memorable hat trick against the Sydney Thunder and five wickets against the Hobart Hurricanes.

Uncapped by Pakistan at the beginning of BBL|09, Rauf caught everyone's attention by bowling effectively with the old ball in the death overs, he played seven matches in the same season before he was called up by Pakistan.

Rauf happy to play World Cup in Australia

Having played in the Australian conditions before, the skiddy Pakistan pacer is happy with the 20-over World Cup being staged in Australia. Rauf further stated that he is keeping his plans for the multi-national event.

"I am really happy that it (T20 World Cup) is being held in Australia because I know the conditions there and MCG is like my home ground where I have represented Melbourne Stars and I am already devising my bowling plans (for the tournament)," 

Rauf explained the nature of the Australian pitches and said variations are going to help the bowlers down under.

"The pitches in Australia support fast bowlers as the ball skids through which makes it tough for the batters. Look, the way cricket is moving ahead, batters are trying new shots all the time and if you are not bowling with variation then you are going to struggle," 

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