Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram has criticized Haris Rauf’s performance against India in the ICC World Cup 2023 match. He bowled a wicketless spell of 43 runs in six overs. So far in the tournament, he has just picked five wickets from three matches.

Speaking to A Sports after the match, Akram pointed out the weakness in Harid Rauf’s bowling off late. He said that the bowler is unable to take wickets with the new ball and also is not able to swing the ball. He further said that Rauf needs to alter his length in ODI cricket.

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Hars Rauf Needs To Improve His Length: Wasim Akram

“There’s an attitude about a bowler. Talking about Haris Rauf, and nothing against him as he’s been Pakistan’s main bowler. I think that he will only pick wickets when batters go after him. I’ve never seen him swing the ball and pick wickets like Bumrah did today. He has pace but he has to improve his length for one-day cricket,” Akram said.

While he criticized the Pakistan speedster, he praised Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling performance against Pakistan. He bowled a spell of 2/19 and was chosen as the Man of the Match. Bumrah dismissed Mohammad Rizwan (49) and Shadab Khan (2) while Pakistan’s batting collapse was on. He also bowled a maiden over in the match.

“Jasprit Bumrah is a clever bowler, one of the best in the world. When he was not getting any swing initially, he was hit for a couple of fours but restricted the flow of runs after that. Everything was finishing within the stumps and that was a slow ball to dismiss Rizwan. Any batter would have got out on the delivery that got Shadab Khan,” said Akram.

India are topping the points table with six points from three wins and an NRR of +1.821. India plays Bangladesh next on October 19 in Pune while Paksitan plays Australia on October 20 in Bengaluru.

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