PAK vs CAN: Haris Rauf joins Shadab Khan in elusive Pakistan T20I list

The right-arm pacer achieved this feat in T20 World Cup 2024 match against Canada

By Web Desk
June 11, 2024
Haris Rauf has become just the second Pakistani bowler to take 100 wickets. — AFP

Haris Rauf completed 100 wickets in T20Is during the T20 World Cup 2024 match between Pakistan and Canada which is being played at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York on Tuesday.

Rauf became just the second bowler after Shadab Khan to take 100 wickets in the shorter format for Pakistan.

Most wickets for Pakistan in T20Is

Shadab Khan — 107 wickets* in 103 matches

Haris Rauf — 101 wickets* in 71 matches

Shahid Afridi — 97 wickets in 98 matches

Umar Gul — 85 wickets in 60 matches

He bagged his 100th wicket in his 71st match, making him the quikcest pacer and third fastest bowler overall to complete a century of wickets in T20I cricket.

Fastest to 100 wickets in T20Is

Rashid Khan (Afghanistan): 100 wickets in 53 matches

Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka): 100 wickets in 63 matches

Haris Rauf (Pakistan): 100 wickets in 71 matches

Mark Adair (Ireland): 100 wickets in 72 matches

Bilal Khan (Oman): 100 wickets in 72 matches 

Pakistan are currently facing Canada in a must-win mach of the World Cup. The Green Shirts suffered defeats in the first two matches of the World Cup against the United States (USA) and India in Dallas and New York respectively and their chances of making way to the Super 8 of the tournament are now lingering on other results of the Group A games.

On the other hand, a win against Pakistan today would make things easier for Canada as they would have four points with just one more match to go. Their chances of qualifying for the T20 World Cup playoffs would still be alive.

However, if Pakistan lose, their campaign will be over as they will be officially eliminated with three successive losses.

Playing XIs

Pakistan: 1 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 2 Saim Ayub, 3 Babar Azam (capt), 4 Fakhar Zaman, 5 Usman Khan, 6 Shadab Khan, 7 Imad Wasim, 8 Shaheen Shah Afridi, 9 Naseem Shah, 10 Haris Rauf, 11 Mohammad Amir

Canada: 1 Aaron Johnson, 2 Navneet Dhaliwal, 3 Pargat Singh, 4 Nicholas Kirton, 5 Shreyas Movva (wk), 6 Ravinderpal Singh, 7 Dilon Heyliger, 8 Saad Bin Zafar (capt), 9 Kaleem Sana, 10 Junaid Siddiqui, 11 Jeremy Gordon