Former Indian cricket Aakash Chopra has picked a player that can be a potential threat to Team India in the game against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup 2022. He said that although Shaheen Afridi is there on the team it’ll be Haris Rauf, who has the potential to make a difference.
“The bowler to be wary of on Sunday isn’t Shaheen. It’s Haris Rauf.” Aakash Chopra issues warning to Team India ahead of Pakistan clash
Blockbuster India vs Pakistan clash is all set to take place on Sunday (23rd October) at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The excitement bar for the clash has already taken its toll on the fans as players of both sides have been putting in hard yards to prepare themselves for the clash.
The contest is expected to be a thriller as players of both sides are in form but it won’t be easy for Indian batters against the likes of Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Naseem Shah. The Pakistan pacer battery has been one of the main reasons behind their success of late and they rattled India the last time both teams played each other in the T20 World Cup.
Shaheen Afridi, who is returning from the injury, can be a potential threat for India considering the struggle of Indian batters against the left-arm seamers. Haris Rauf on the other hand, of late, has been in red-hot form and has taken 21 wickets in 15 matches at an economy rate of 8.03 in 2022.
With just a few days remaining for the clash between India and Pakistan, Aakash Chopra has made a bold prediction. Taking to his official Twitter account, he said that the pacer has the potential to make a difference.
“But I do feel the bowler to be wary of on Sunday isn’t Shaheen. It’s Haris Rauf. Afridi is getting close to his best but isn’t there yet…and unlikely to be by the 23rd either. Rauf will bowl the tougher overs and has the potential to make a difference.” He tweeted.
But I do feel the bowler to be wary of on Sunday isn’t Shaheen. It’s Haris Rauf. Afridi is getting close to his best but isn’t there yet…and unlikely to be by the 23rd either. Rauf will bowl the tougher overs and has the potential to make a difference. #IndvPak #T20WorldCup
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 19, 2022Advertisement
Haris Rauf will be X-factor for Pakistan in the T20 World Cup 2022
Earlier, Chopra had said that Haris could even surpass Shaheen Afridi to become Pakistan’s leading wicket-taker in the series. He had said:
Never doubt yourself ..💪🏏 pic.twitter.com/WX3lBUem90
— Haris Rauf (@HarisRauf14) October 18, 2022Advertisement
“Everyone will say Shaheen Shah Afridi will take the most wickets but I am saying Haris Rauf will do that. Haris Rauf has a very bright chance of taking the most wickets.
“There could be a terror of Haris Rauf as he had started his career here only, he had come as a net bowler in the BBL (Big Bash League).”