Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has been roped in by English county Somerset for this summer time’s Vitality T20 Blast.
His participation is topic to the issuance of a No-Objection Certificates (NOC) from the Pakistan Cricket Board.
“I’m trying ahead to the brand new problem that taking part in T20 cricket in England will carry,” Babar mentioned. “I’ve heard good issues about Somerset from Azhar Ali and I need to play a component in membership profitable matches. I do know that Somerset will get good assist and I hope that I can provide them one thing to cheer about this 12 months.”
Azam, who’s the highest ranked T20I batsman on the planet, will be a part of the facet in July and can characterize the county within the group stage and a potential quarter-final.
“To have the ability to signal a participant of the calibre of Babar Azam is tremendously thrilling,” mentioned Somerset’s director of cricket Andy Hurry. “He’s a confirmed performer on the very highest degree and that’s highlighted by the truth that he’s the highest rated worldwide T20 batsman on the planet,” he mentioned.
“Clearly, everybody needs to signal a world-class performer, however we really feel that continuity of choice is equally essential. For us it’s about securing the companies of somebody as gifted as Babar Azam for greater than only a handful of fixtures.”
The batsman made his T20I debut at Outdated Trafford in 2016 and averages at 53.12 with a strike price of 127.78. He was the sixth-leading run scorer within the lately concluded Pakistan Tremendous League.
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