Happy to be captaining the Central Punjab in QeA Trophy 2019, says Babar Azam

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LAHORE: Pakistan’s middle-order batsman Babar Azam to lead Central Punjab in the upcoming 2019-20 domestic season that gets underway with the prestigious Quaid-e-Azam Trophy’s first round from September 14.

Central Punjab will face Southern Punjab in the Punjab Derby from Saturday in their season opener at the Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.

While talking Babar said that he is very happy to be captaining the side with so many senior players around.

“The experienced players will be there to help me out and I would seek their advice as and when needed,” said Babar.

The right-handed top-order batsman, regarded as one of the most elegant stroke-makers in the game at present, amassed 474 runs at 67.71 with the help of one century and three half-centuries.

Babar who at present is the first pick among batsmen for Pakistan in all three formats has already scored 5695 international runs in a four-year career span.

Babar will look to further raise his stakes in the longer formats by posting some big runs in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in a bid to improve his at present 37 run first-class average from 53 appearances, including 21 Test appearances.

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