Babar Azam has impressed everyone during his short career for Pakistan. His brilliant batting form in recent times earned him a call-up from Somerset for the T20 Blast.
The 24-year-old has only played four matches for Somerset and has already been their star performer with the bat. Here are his scores in the tournament:
- Somerset vs Glamorgan – 35 (23)
- Somerset vs Kent – 7 (8)
- Somerset vs Hampshire 95* (61)
- Somerset vs Sussex 83 (50)
Here are the highlights of his batting performances:
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) July 18, 2019
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) July 26, 2019
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) July 28, 2019
The flamboyant top-order batsman is currently leading the charts when it comes to run-scorers with 220 runs from 4 innings at a staggering average of 73.33. His short stint with Somerset has already prompted the county club to sign him up for the County Championship match against Warwickshire starting on August 18th.
— Somerset Cricket 🏏 (@SomersetCCC) July 28, 2019
It remains to be seen whether they will sign him for later matches or not, however, his performances with the bat are making everyone fall in love with his class.
Due to the regulations and limitation of having only two overseas players, Somerset haven’t been able to retain Azhar Ali, told Somerset Coach, Jason Kerr.
He’s fitted in really well and we’re all looking forward to seeing him play. You can only have two overseas players on the books at one time and, due to the regulations, there simply isn’t the necessary time frame to re-register Azhar Ali.
Azhar Ali played for Somerset in the One Day Cup and the County Championship previous season. Somerset County Cricket Club are the One Day Cup champions and Azhar Ali played a big role both with bat and ball in the triumph.