Vitality Blast 2019
Star Pakistani batsman Babar Azam is setting new standards in T20 cricket to follow for other batsmen around. By some dominating performances in Vitality Blast 2019, he has proved why he is No. 1 batsman in T20s.
|Babar Azam is leading from the front in Vitality Blast 2019|
Picture Courtesy © Somerset County Cricket Club
Leading Run Scorer of Vitality Blast 2019
Babar Azam is currently playing for Somerset in Vitality Blast 2019. He has scored 541 runs with one century and four half centuries. He averages 60.11 and has a healthy strike rate of 153.20 in the competition. He is followed by his opening partner Tom Banton, who has scored 440 runs in the competition. He has looked in sublime form in the tournament, setting new standards for the fellow batsmen to follow. He has been very calm and composed throughout. His classy stroke play and ability to tackle pace and spin has been his trade mark since his debute. However, he has improved his strike rate as well in this tournament, which is a good sign for Pakistan cricket team’s management. In the past he was criticized by some of the cricket expert for slow strike rate. He was missing power hitting ability, but now, looks like he has improved his ability to go big into stands as well. Moreover, he is a pure stroke maker and sweet timer of the cricket ball and that’s the way to go for him. His still head and elbow position and precise foot work has gained high praises for the young Pakistani sensation.
Record broken by Babar Azam in Vitality Blast 2019
The sensational batsman from Pakistan has scored more than five hundred runs in the competition so far. With that feat already achieved and still some games to go, he has become the highest run scorer from Pakistan in any T20 tournament. Breaking the record of former Pakistani All rounder and bowling coach Azhar Mahmood.
Azhar Mahmood scored 485 runs in Friends Life T20 2011 in England.
Babar Azam has a healthy chance to expand his lead further as he has two League matches and one semi final to go in the competition (If Somerset qualifies for the semis, which is looking alike).
Pakistan cricket team and management will also be happy with the performance of Babar Azam in Vitality Blast 2019, as ICC T20 World Cup 2020 is around the corner. And will be played in the similar conditions (Australia). The veteran batsman knows he has to play key role if Pakistan are to perform well in another ICC event.
He recently played key role in Team Pakistan’s campaign in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. He scored 478 runs in 8 games with an average of over sixty. His classic batting show off in the tournament included an amazing hundred against the runner up of the ICC Cricket World Cup 219, New Zealand. The stylish batsman scored 102 runs in 130 balls on one of the toughest pitches to bat on.
Babar Azam – The Key Man for Somerset
After all the stats showed above, their is no need to tell that he is the ‘key man’ for Somerset in Vitality Blast 2019, if Somerset want to win the title.