Babar Azam to play for Somerset in Vitality Blast 2020


World number one T20I ranked batsman Babar Azam has returned to Somerset for the upcoming edition of Vitality Blast, ARY Sports reported.

Somerset has retained the T20I captain of Pakistan for this year’s season who will be available for 12 T20Is and two County Championships.

Babar remained the highest run-scorer in 2019 Vitality Blast with 578 runs in 13 innings at an average of 52.54. His run tally included a century and four half-centuries.

On his appointment with Somerset in the second consecutive year, Babar Azam is looking forward to yet another successful season.

“I really enjoyed my time at Somerset, and I look forward to coming back next year. Somerset has a very good squad and the supporters made me feel very welcome. Hopefully, I can help the Club reach the knock-out stages of the Vitality Blast and contribute to winning matches in the County Championship,” he said.