Babar rejoins Somerset for T20 Blast


Pakistan star batsman Babar Azam will rejoin Somerset for this year’s domestic Twenty20 Blast, the English county announced on Saturday.

Babar, the world’s top-ranked Twenty20 batsman, was the leading run-scorer in the 2019 edition.

Babar, currently captaining Pakistan in their T20 series in England after featuring in all three Tests earlier in the tour, had agreed to return to southwest club Somerset before the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic upended cricket schedules around the world.

But while Covid-19 has seen several counties cancel deals with overseas players, Babar will be back at Some­rset’s Taunton base on Wednesday.