Babar Azam, the best-placed batsman in the MRF Tires ICC T20I leaderboard list, believes he has much to offer, especially in the longest format.
“I definitely feel that more will come from me in first-class cricket and test cricket,” Babar said in an interview published on the Somerset website. “I have done well in the White Ball game lately, but I really want to prove myself in the test cricket, so I will do my best to achieve my goals in this format.”
After signing up for Somerset in May, Babar, with his bright white ball shape in the current T20 Blast, where he scores an average of 62 points and scored 434 runs in nine games, has taken top spot in the charts.
Just last week he hit a T20-century and wore his bat with a 55-ball 110 * against Hampshire. In the previous game against the same opponent, he had unbeaten scored 95 goals.
He now wants to repeat the success in the Red Ball game and express his desire to represent Somerset in the County Championship as well.
“I’m really looking forward to running a county championship game for Somerset in Edgbaston, hopefully I can do a couple of runs and help Somerset win the match, and I know the club is about to claim that first title win, so I can play a small part in that. “
Babar’s stint in Somerset began right after his first men’s ICC Cricket World Cup campaign, proving he was Pakistan’s best batsman. He was the best scorer with an average of 67.71 with one hundred and fifty-three, but could not secure a place in the semifinals when they were fifth.
“I was very happy with the progress of my World Cup and that gave me a lot of confidence,” he said.
“It was my first World Cup and although it was a big challenge, I really enjoyed it. The atmosphere at all the games in Pakistan was fantastic and so many people came to cheer us on. “
With an average of over 50 ODIs and T20Is Babar had a relatively quiet start to his test career with an average of 35 after 21 games. Only 24-year-old Babar is on his way to becoming the unmistakable face of the Pakistani future.
“I want to aim as high as possible throughout my career and do my best for Pakistan over a long period of time,” he said. “I love to play cricket.” I want to enjoy my career and play with a smile on my face. “