Hayden impressed with Qalandars’ pacer Haris Rauf
SHARJAH: Former Aussies opening batsman Mathew Hayden impressed with the fast bowling talent in the ongoing Pakistan Super League.
Hayden, who is in United Arab Emirates for PSL matches commentary, impressed with Lahore Qalandars’ young talent Haris Rauf.
Hayden said that he particularly enjoyed the fast bowling talent. “In particular I have enjoyed the fast bowling talent in this PSL,” Hayden told www.psl-t20.com.
“The talent of the players, guys like Haris Rauf, to be discovered from basically non-traditional development programme and then come to the high level and performing and showing his talent at a higher level, is amazing,” he said.
Hayden, who briefly held the record for the highest Test score of 380 he made against Zimbabwe at Perth in 2003, reckons Rauf could be a fear factor for Pakistan at the international level.
“There have been a couple of wrong footed bowlers and the proliferation of left-arm fast bowlers (in Pakistan), we have a couple of left-armers in Australia. That side (of exploring the fast bowlers’ talent) stands out for me.”
Hayden believes that the main objective through PSL is to get international cricket back to Pakistan.