Haris Sohail is a Pakistani all-rounder who plays cricket for Pakistan. He bats left-handed and bowls left-arm orthodox slow. Haris was born in the Pakistani city of Sialkot on January 9, 1989.
He has represented Pakistan in all forms of cricket, but he is better known for his performances in One Day Internationals, where he has made 24 appearances.
Unlike the majority of today’s all-rounders, who are known for their physical approach to the game, which includes huge ball-hitting and an offensive bowling style, Haris is a robust and reliable figure who places a greater emphasis on composure and perseverance. He bats in the middle order and serves as the team’s anchor when the team loses early wickets, allowing other batsmen to score runs while remaining on the crease.
But it isn’t what he can do; by the end of the innings, he is more than capable of making his own shots.
He’s not a wicket-taker, but he’s a useful bowler to have on the side. Despite his lack of turn on the ball, he slows the batting side’s run scoring by lowering the pace of the game.
As a boy, he played for his hometown of Sialkot. After scoring a century in the final of an Under-19 tournament against Rawalpindi in 2007, he was asked to board a plane to Karachi and join the senior team, where he will make his first-class debut the next day.
On July 19, 2013, he made his debut in the third ODI of Pakistan’s tour of the West Indies. He delivered a professional and unassuming performance. Since top-order batsman Misbah-ul-Haq couldn’t relax, he tried to form a partnership with the captain.
He let Misbah go about his business while he helped the captain. He, too, eventually succumbed, scoring a meagre 26 from 37 balls. Both sides finished with 229 runs from 50 overs, tying the game.
In the next two matches, he wasn’t asked to do anything, but he did as he was told, and Pakistan easily won both of them.
During the same tour, he made his T20 debut. In his debut match, he only managed to score one run.
Rise to Glory
He is rarely in the spotlight, considering the unassuming role he performs. However, when Pakistan’s top order crumbled for cheap runs in the first ODI of New Zealand’s tour of the United Arab Emirates in December 2014, Haris kept on and remained on the crease.
With a calm, unbeaten 85 from 109 balls, he led his team to a thrilling victory, establishing a partnership with veteran Shahid Afridi. For his contributions, he earned the Player of the Match trophy.
He played in five games after the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, making four fifties in the process. He was, however, considered insufficient and was dropped from the team for a period of two years. After Umar Akmal missed fitness tests, he was called up.