Former Pakistani skipper Azhar Ali marks his return to white-ball cricket as Worcestershire Cricket Club has signed a deal with him for the Royal London Cup 2022. Azhar retired from the international limited-overs cricket in 2018, however, he has signed an opportunity to play the format for the County Club.
Azhar also has represented Worcestershire recently in the County Championship 2022 and amasses 6278 runs at an average of 47.20. His innings included 17 tons and 36 half-tons.
The club was delighted to announce the news and posted that the Pakistani cricketer had been a great success in the red-ball format. He will represent Rapids in the 50-over Royal London Cup set to begin on 2nd August.
Speaking on his selection, Azhar stated,
“I love List A cricket and am delighted to be able to play the entire Royal London Cup campaign. The Rapids had some good victories in last year’s competition, including a magnificent performance to win at Essex.”
“I hope I can play my part in helping them to do even better and qualify for the knockout stages, and then, who knows what can happen? There are some fine players in our squad, and we have the capabilities to do well,”
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Overseas batter,@AzharAli_, is to play for the Rapids in this summer's 50-over comp.
The Pakistan star initially joined to play red-ball cricket in the 2022 @CountyChamp and has been a big success.
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— Worcestershire County Cricket Club (@WorcsCCC) June 18, 2022
He lastly played 50-over cricket in 2019 in the same competition when he represented the Somerset club. It should be mentioned here that Azhar represented Pakistan in 53 ODIs, scoring 1845 runs at an average of 36.2 before retiring in 2018.
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