KARACHI: Two-time Pakistan Super League (PSL) champions Islamabad United has appointed fast bowler Rumman Raees as their bowling consultant ahead of the sixth edition of the tournament.
According to a statement issued today (Thursday), the left-arm pacer has played for the franchise in each of the last five PSL seasons, however, he was ruled out of this edition after he sustained an injury.
United’s head coach Johan Botha — under whom the pacer will be serving — said that after conducting interviews with several candidates, the franchise’s management decided to bring in Rumman Raees as a bowling consultant.
“Rumman is a part of the Islamabad United family from the get-go. I have worked with him in PSL 2 and he is one of the most intelligent T20 bowlers that I encountered in my years of playing T20 cricket around the world,” Botha said.
Commenting on his appointment, Raees said that it is an honour for him to serve the franchise as a consultant. “Islamabad United has backed me over the last five years, through my good and bad times, and I want to give back to them as they have given to me,” he added.
“I think we will be able to make plans for our bowlers to maximise what we have. I will fully back all the guys on the field and make sure that I can share my experience of T20 cricket with them,” the fast bowler added.