Haris Rauf of the Lahore Qalandars has reached a century of T20 wickets in 71 matches, becoming only the second Pakistani pacer to do so.
On Thursday night, the 27-year-old right-arm fast bowler surpassed 100 T20 wickets when he dismissed Shoaib Malik – his sole wicket in the match – during a PSL 2021 encounter against Peshawar Zalmi.
Rauf was playing in his 71st T20 match.
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Both Saeed Ajmal and Umar Gul are the fastest Pakistani bowlers to reach 100 T20 wickets, having reached the milestone in their 68th match.
Haris Rauf began his T20 career at the same location, representing Lahore Qalandars in the Abu Dhabi T20 Cup, after being noticed through the player development programme of the Lahore Qalandars. In his maiden encounter, he took the wicket of Macalister Wright of the Hobart Hurricanes.
Haris took 30 of his 100 wickets while playing for the Lahore Qalandars, and another 25 while representing Pakistan in T20Is. Haris Rauf has 24 wickets for Northern in his native regional league, and 21 wickets for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League.
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However, Zimbabwe appears to be his favourite opponent, since he has 10 wickets against the international cricket minnows. In the BBL, he took nine wickets against the Sydney Thunders.
Haris’ favourite venue, based on the breakdown of his 100 wickets, appears to be the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, where he has 14 scalps. The quick bowler took 11 wickets in Karachi’s National Stadium, while he took 10 wickets at Multan.