The county cricket in England needs no introduction and it offers plenty of entertainment, no matter the format. England’s premier twenty overs tournament, the T20 Blast is scheduled to begin today (18th July 2019) and we will see some big names in international cricket play for different counties.
Over the years, the number of Pakistanis playing in county cricket has decreased. This year, Pakistani players like Azhar Ali, Mir Hamza, and Mohammad Abbas are representing different teams like Somerset, Sussex, and Leicestershire respectively in the 50-over and 4-day formats.
However, this year, we will see four Pakistanis in the shortest format. Below are the players who will be seen in action in the T20 Blast:
1. Babar Azam – Somerset
— Somerset Cricket 🏏 (@SomersetCCC) July 17, 2019
2. Faheem Ashraf – Northants Steelbacks
.@iFaheemAshraf is here and ready to go in the Blast on Friday! 🚀💪
— NCCC (@NorthantsCCC) July 16, 2019
3. Fakhar Zaman – Glamorgan
Welcome Fakhar! #GoGlam 🏏
— Glamorgan Cricket 🏏 (@GlamCricket) July 15, 2019
4. Mohammad Amir – Essex Eagles
Mohammad Amir has arrived at The Cloudfm County Ground and is ready for action in this year's Vitality Blast!
You've seen his interview in English, but @iamamirofficial also spoke to Essex Cricket TV in his native Urdu!
— Essex Cricket (@EssexCricket) July 12, 2019
5. Imad Wasim – Nottinghamshire Outlaws
Updated List of Pakistani Players for T20 BLAST 2019
📍Babar Azam for Somerset
📍Mohammad Amir for Essex
📍Faheem Ashraf for Northants
📍Fakhar Zaman for Glamorgan
📍 Imad Wasim for Nothingham
All will be in action from 18th of July at the #VitalityBlast !!
— Aqeel (@AqeelSays_) July 17, 2019
The tournament starts today at 10:15 pm PST with Essex taking on Middlesex at Lord’s. Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman were set to face each other in today’s second fixture, Somerset vs Glamorgan, however, the left-handed opener is not available for this game.
T20 Blast will end on 21 September with the big final at Birmingham.