Worlds # 1 T20 batsman Pakistan’s Babar Azam will be rejoining English county Somerset for 5 weeks in next season of T20 blast. T20 Blast is one of the fastest growing franchise leagues in T20 cricket world wide and feature of English Cricket Season.
Pakistan’s T20 captain Babar Azam who represented Somerset in last edition of Vitality Blast and ended season as top scorer of Vitality Blast 2019. Babar Scored 578 runs at an average of 52.54 runs per innings in 13 matches with an outstanding strike rate of almost 150 runs per 100 balls. Babar aggregate in last season punctuated with 04 fifties and a century.
Babar Azam will be joining Somerset for 12 T20 group stage matches and 2 county championship games in 2020 during 5 weeks stint.
He got picked as a replacement for Australia’s Matthew Wade who was club’s main overseas player, one of the reason for Babar Azam’s short county stint is Pakistan’s tour of England & Wales.
Pakistan will be travelling to United Kingdom for 3 test and 3 T20 matches against England during July and August and in between will be playing T20 and One day international matches against Netherlands and Ireland.
Babar Azam has been in tremendous batting form recently and is only among the two players to have ranked in top 10 batsmen in ICC rankings in all formats of the game along with Indian captain Virat Kohli.