- Date of birth: 7 November 1993
- Role: Fast Bowler
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Since making his debut for Lahore Qalandars at the Abu Dhabi T20 competition in late 2018, a friendly tournament which Yorkshire also took part in, Haris Rauf has developed into one of the world’s most devastating fast bowlers.
Rauf did not actually play against Yorkshire out in Abu Dhabi, instead playing against Hobart Hurricanes and the Titans before making his competitive debut for the Qalandars in the 2019 Pakistan Super League, which took place through February and March.
The following January, also on the back of an impressive overseas spell in the Big Bash with Melbourne Stars, he was debuting in T20 cricket for Pakistan.
A bowler who was developed through the Qalandars famous Player Development Programme, Rauf was initially spotted playing tape ball cricket on the streets of Rawalpindi.
He has gone on to take 55 wickets in 42 limited overs internationals, including eight one-day internationals, and was hoping to make his Test debut in the March 2022 series against Australia at home.
Rauf has made his name with the white ball through the first three and a bit years of his career.
A bowler with searing pace – he regular tops the 90mph with comfort – Rauf has taken career bests of 4-65 in ODI cricket and 4-22 in T20Is.
Prior to joining Yorkshire for the early stages of the 2022 LV= Insurance County Championship season, he had only played a handful of first-class matches for the Northern side.
But, fingers crossed, it is an overseas spell which provides the 28-year-old with a springboard for more appearances with the red ball.
Shortly before arriving at Headingley, Rauf won the Pakistan Super League title with the Qalandars alongside Harry Brook.
It was the Qalandars’ maiden PSL title, with him contributing 16 wickets in 13 appearances.