Babar Azam
Babar Azam. (Photograph by Francois Nel/Getty Photographs)

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has been the most effective and most constant limited-overs batters in the previous couple of years having occupied the highest spots within the ICC batters’ rankings in each T20Is and ODIs. Aside from the worldwide area, Babar has additionally made his presence felt whereas enjoying County cricket.

Whereas Azam has featured in County matches previously, he gained’t take part within the upcoming T20 Blast 2022 amid nationwide duties. In the meantime, the batting famous person has been chosen as Somerset’s best-ever T20 participant in a fan survey forward of the upcoming  T20 Blast.

Somerset honors Babar Azam forward of 2022 T20 Blast

In response to experiences in Cricket Pakistan, Babar Azam acquired this particular point out for his sensible run previously for the illustrious cricket membership. Azam, who had represented Somerset within the 2020 version, loved a dream run the place he amassed 218 runs in seven innings averaging 36.33. The fitting-handed batter even smashed an excellent hundred towards Glamorgan.

Extra importantly, the Pakistan captain registered a novel feat of 5000 T20 runs, having donned the Somerset equipment and within the course of, he additionally went on to characteristic among the many batting icons Chris Gayle and Shaun Marsh to turn into solely the third-fastest batter to achieve the landmark.

The 27-year-old was one of the vital costly and sought-after gamers in The Hundred draft that was held final month. Nonetheless, he refused to take part within the second version of the event resulting from private causes. Babar would now be focusing extra on worldwide cricket with a good 12-month schedule for Pakistan which will even see them enjoying in two multi-nation tournaments- Asia Cup (August-September) and the T20 World Cup in Australia which will probably be performed in October-November.

Babar Azam had an excellent T20 World Cup final yr within the UAE the place he completed because the main run-scorer with 303 runs and led Pakistan to the semifinals the place they misplaced to the eventual champions Australia.