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Azhar Ali, what a classic, determined & consistent batsman!
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Azhar Ali to return to Somerset
LONDON: Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali is returning to Somerset as an overseas player for the 2019 season, the club announced on Monday.
The 33-year-old, currently playing in the second Test against New Zealand in Dubai, will be available for the entire County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup campaigns in his second spell at Taunton.
Azhar will not play for Pakistan at next year’s World Cup in England and Wales, having retired from one-day internationals, making him available for the whole summer after making a positive impression during a spell at Somerset last season.
“I very much enjoyed my time with the club this year and I am really pleased to be going back,” he said.
“Somerset is a special club and it was a pleasure to play for them in 2018. There was a really good atmosphere in the dressing room and there are some very good players at the club. The supporters were excellent and I look forward to seeing everyone again next year.”
Director of cricket Andy Hurry said: “Azhar fitted in seamlessly during his time with us towards the back end of the 2018 season. Knowing the positive impact that he will have both on and off the field, alongside his availability all summer, were key factors in wanting to secure him.”
good man Azhar.
Mohammad Abbas makes early dent in Gloucestershire reply against Leicestershire
Fakhar Zaman to play for Glamorgan in T20 Blast
Pakistan batsman Fakhar Zaman will play for Glamorgan in the upcoming edition of the Vitality T20 Blast in England.
The left-handed opener will be seen in action for the first half of the season.
“I’m thrilled to sign for Glamorgan and look forward to playing in Cardiff,” Fakhar said. “I have fond memories of the ground from our Champions Trophy semi-final here in 2017 and look forward to making some new ones.”
He said that Glamorgan is a fantastic club and feels he can put in some match-winning performances for the team during his stay.
The left-handed opening batsman was approached by the county club after Australian batsman Shaun Marsh suffered an injury during the recently concluded Cricket World Cup.
“It is disappointing to lose Shaun Marsh for the start of the competition but to secure the services of Fakhar on short notice is great news for the club,” Glamorgan’s Director of Cricket Mark Wallace said. “He is a fantastic cricketer and one of the most destructive batsmen in the world who has a history of performing in big matches.”
Any of these matches televised?
They normally show selected games on Sky Sports
Some five players from Pakistan have been picked by various counties to represent them in the tournament. Pakistan’s prized top order batsman Babar Azam would be seen in action for the Somerset, whereas, Mohammad Amir got picked by Essex cricket club.
All rounder Faheem Ashraf will play for Northants, meanwhile, Fakhar Zaman and Imad Wasim wil represent Glamorgan and Nothingham, respectively.
The tournament commence from 18th July, with the first match between Mohammad Amir’s Essex against Middlesex at Lord’s. Whereas, in the second fixture of the tournament Babar Azam’s Somerset will face off Fakhar Zaman’s Glamorgan.
Bobby out for 35 off 32 with his team chasing 181
Bobby hit a jaw dropping mouth watering lush on drive.
Quite a lot of players signed up. Reports that Imad Wasim may be signed up for the t20 Blast as well.
Babar clean bowled for 7 tonight
It was a brilliant delivery tbf.
Babar Azam had two back to back to back outstanding knocks.
102* for Babar. Still I'd like him to improve his game against quality spin.