Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Melbourne Stars have signed Pakistani pacer Haris Rauf as a replacement overseas player.
He will replace fast-bowler Dale Steyn who is recovering from a side strain which he suffered during the Mzansi Super League.
“Our priority is Dale’s fitness and continuing his treatment,” Melbourne Stars’ physiotherapist Tommy Simsek said. “He is very keen to play but we’ll let him rest after a long flight to Australia and put him in the best position to be ready for our match in Moe on Sunday.”
Rauf, who was a key find for Lahore Qalandars in the 2019 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), has played 18 T20s and bagged 19 wickets at an average of 24.21.