One of the county clubs, Somerset, has announced that veteran Test batsman from Pakistan, Azhar Ali, will be part of their roster for County Club Championship and Royal One-Day Cup next year.
The director of Somerset Andy Hurry expressed his thoughts regarding the inclusion of Azhar Ali in their squad for the 2019 season.
“We are delighted to have secured a player of Azhar’s quality and experience for the duration of the summer and having him available for all our Specsavers County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup fixtures fits our needs perfectly.
Azhar fitted in seamlessly during his time with us towards the back end of the 2018 season. Knowing the positive impact that he will have both on and off the field, alongside his availability all summer were key factors in wanting to secure him,” showed his pleasure Andy on the availability of Azhar in all games.
Azhar is glad to be back in the plans of Somerset. He told, “I very much enjoyed my time with the Club this year and I am really pleased to be going back.”
“Somerset is a special club and it was a pleasure to play for them in 2018. There was a really good atmosphere in the dressing room and there are some very good players at the club. The supporters were excellent, and I look forward to seeing everyone again next year.
During the summer in England this year, Azhar had an impressive stint for Somerset following his tally of 402 runs in the seven games. He played a vital role in providing stability in the top order.
It will be the second time that the club will have the services of leading batsman for their First-Class and List A fixtures.