Haris Rauf, the first Asian bowler to concede 500+ runs in a single World Cup edition
The first innings of the match featuring England and Pakistan at Eden Gardens Stadium has just concluded with the 2019 World Cup champions having registered 337 runs. Pakistan’s hope to make it into the semifinal holds no significance now as it is impossible for Babar’s men to register this target in just 6.4 overs. Though England became the first team to get knocked out of the tournament, Pakistan’s dismissal came after constant struggles but no doubt the team has reckoned on its exceptional ability to survive in the 2023 World Cup.
Haris Rauf’s infamous record
In today’s match against England, Pakistani ace pacer Haris Rauf lodged an infamous record for becoming the only Asian bowler to concede 500+ runs in a single World Cup edition. Despite scalping 15 wickets in nine innings so far, he conceded a total of 527 runs at an economy rate of 6.89. With the embarrassing record, he surpassed the erstwhile record of England’s Adil Rashid of 526 runs in 2019. Sri Lanka’s Dilshan Madushanka also came close to registering the record with 525 runs.
Who are the previous bowlers to register the record?
After Dilshan Madushanka, Australia’s Mitchell Starc has a record of conceding 502 runs in 10 innings in the 2019 World Cup. The 30-year old bowler, Haris Rauf is also the quickest pacer for team Pakistan, but also the first Asian bowler to concede 533 runs in a single World Cup edition. Pakistan’s dismal bowling performance throughout the tournament despite having the likes of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, and Haris Rauf, this record has brought some unfavourable circumstances for Babar’s men. His strike rate is also one of the worst among the top 10 players, he is also the 6th on the leaderboard to have scalped most wickets in 2023 World Cup.
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