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Rahat Ali (cricketer)

Rahat Ali (Punjabi: راحت على; born 12 September 1988) is a Pakistani cricketer who represents Pakistan cricket team. He is a left-arm fast-medium bowler and bats right handed. Rahat belongs to a PCB registered club of Multan, PCC (Pioneers Cricket Club) He has represented Multan Tigers, Khan Research Laboratories; and Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited. He has selected for One Day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka in 2012.[1][2]

Rahat Ali made his test debut against South Africa on 1 February 2013. Rahat Ali bowls with a side-on action and is capable of maintaining speeds around 140 km/h, but he insists his focus is more on swing. A left-arm fast bowler, he took to serious cricket during his first year of college, playing for Multan Cricket Club. Rahat Ali has often been a consistent member of the Pakistan test squad.

In August 2018, he was one of thirty-three players to be awarded a central contract for the 2018–19 season by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).[3][4] In March 2019, he was named in Sindh's squad for the 2019 Pakistan Cup.[5][6] In September 2019, he was named in Southern Punjab's squad for the 2019–20 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy tournament.[7][8] Ahead of the 2020 PSL Draft, he was released by Lahore Qalandars.[9] In December 2019, he was drafted by Peshawar Zalmi as their Silver Category pick at the 2020 PSL draft. [10]


  1. ^ "Mohammad Sami and Faisal Iqbal recalled". ESPNCricinfo. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Sri Lanka v Pakistan – Pakistan One-Day Squad". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  3. ^ "PCB Central Contracts 2018–19". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  4. ^ "New central contracts guarantee earnings boost for Pakistan players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Federal Areas aim to complete hat-trick of Pakistan Cup titles". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Pakistan Cup one-day cricket from April 2". The International News. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  7. ^ "PCB announces squads for 2019-20 domestic season". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Sarfaraz Ahmed and Babar Azam to take charge of Pakistan domestic sides". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  9. ^ "HBL PSL 2020: Complete list of players retained and released by the six sides". Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  10. ^ "PSL 2020: What the six teams look like". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 December 2019.

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