Babar Azam joins Somerset for 2020 season

12:30 PM | 8 Jan, 2020
Babar Azam joins Somerset for 2020 season

LAHORE - Babar Azam on Tuesday once again joined English county cricket side, Somerset, for the 2020 season.

According to a statement by Somerset county, Pakistan's star batsman will be available for selection for the Vitality Blast between May 28 and July 3.

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He will also be eligible for Somerset’s County Championship's four day-matches during that time and is likely to play at least two first-class matches before joining the Pakistan Cricket team for the three-Test series against England.

“Babar Azam is the best T20 batsman in the world and his return will be a major boost for us. He played a significant role for us in the Vitality Blast last year and his stats speak for themselves," said Somerset Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry.

“He made a number of match-winning contributions and fitted seamlessly into the dressing room. You can’t ask more from your overseas players than that," he added.