Pakistani pacer Haris Rauf faces selection concerns ahead of T20 World Cup

Struggling to find his form, Pakistani pacer Haris Rauf is facing an uphill battle as the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 approaches. With just three months remaining until the prestigious tournament, Rauf’s performance in the ongoing PSL 2024 has raised concerns about his selection for the national squad.

Rauf, who has been under scrutiny both on and off the field, endured a challenging start to the PSL 2024 season, conceding a total of 85 runs in just 7 overs across two matches. His economy rate of 12.14 reflects his struggle to make an impact in the tournament.


The situation worsened for Rauf after his recent performance in New Zealand, where he conceded 161 runs in 15 overs, raising questions about his economy despite picking up seven wickets.

His inconsistent form has cast doubts on his inclusion in Pakistan’s T20 World Cup squad. Multan Sultan’s Mohammad Ali has emerged as a standout performer in the PSL, further complicating Rauf’s prospects.

Despite the challenges, Rauf has received backing from Pakistan’s T20 captain, Shaheen Afridi, who expressed confidence in the bowler’s ability to bounce back from this rough patch.

However, with time running out and competition intensifying, Haris Rauf faces an uncertain future as he strives to regain his form and secure his spot in Pakistan’s T20 World Cup squad.