Pacer, Haris Rauf has revealed that he is already planning for the #T20WorldCup and the #PakvsInd game during the mega ICC event. It is worth mentioning here that Haris has played for the Melbourne Cricket Ground during Big Bash League (BBL). The same venue then will also host the match on October 23 between Pakistan and India.
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Haris Rauf Preparing For The #T20WorldCup, #PakvsInd Game
Talking about his time during the BBL and about his preparations ahead of the world cup Haris said, “If I give my best, they won’t be able to play me easily. For the upcoming World Cup match, I’m very happy because it is at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. It is my home ground because I play for the Melbourne Stars, and I have an idea of how the conditions play out there. I’ve already started planning on how I would bowl against India.
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“I have played first-grade cricket in Australia for two years and I observed batters over there play cut and pull really well if we give them width. My aim was to bowl within the stumps on the hard length which is an effective ploy. Because at (high) pace, when batter tries to hit towards midwicket on a length ball, it can be your wicket-taking ball.
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“So during my stint with BBL, I always tried to bowl at hard lengths because my captain Glenn Maxwell always brought up mid-on and mid-off and told me whoever tries to target these areas will have a higher chance of giving away their wicket. Batters try to read you as well so we have to try different things to make it difficult for the batters. I was under pressure in the last World Cup match against India but in the last two matches (in Asia Cup against India), I felt no pressure and I knew if I deliver my best balls, they (batters) can’t play me easily.”