Gray Nicolls signing: Another feather in the cap of Pakistani skipper Babar Azam

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Gray Nicolls signing: Another feather in the cap of Pakistani skipper Babar Azam

Gray-Nicolls have announced the signing of Pakistan captain, Babar Azam, to their international player roster.

Azam, 26, is widely considered to be one of the game’s great players, currently sitting at fifth in the Test rankings. The right-handed batsman boasts five Test centuries, averaging 52 in just 29 Tests.

In the shorter form of the game, Azam excels yet further. His record in One Day Internationals is imperious, with 12 centuries in his 77 matches at an amazing average of 55.93, and he is currently ranked third in the ODI rankings. His 16 International T20 half-centuries and an average of over 50 have seen him climb to number two in that format.

Azam was recently named as the full-time captain across all formats for his country, ensuring he will lead in Test matches for the first time in New Zealand in December opposite fellow Gray-Nicolls superstar, Kane Williamson.