Somerset Signs Babar Azam for T20 Blast 2019

Pakistan’s premium batsman Babar Azam has signed a contract with Somerset Cricket for the 2019 Vitality Blast.

The top-ranked ICC T20I batsman agreed to play for Somerset today and the news was revealed by the club itself on Twitter.

The club wrote:

BREAKING: We are delighted to announce that the top ranked @ICC T20I player, Babar Azam, will be joining Somerset for the 2019 @VitalityBlast!!

Babar Azam has remained a key figure in Pakistan’s T20 campaigns and his signing can prove to be pivotal for Somerset.

The right-hand batsman recently struck a remarkable century against Leicestershire off just 63 deliveries. His innings helped Pakistan reach 200-6 and eventually win the match by 58 runs.