“There is no one who comes close to my batting numbers in Pakistan” – Azam Khan compares himself to Suryakumar Yadav

Azam Khan, Suryakumar Yadav

Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Azam Khan made a strong case for his inclusion in the national T20I team, highlighting his exceptional batting performance as a finisher. Azam Khan expressed his frustration at being ignored despite his impressive performances.

Azam Khan made his international debut for Pakistan in a T20I match against England in 2021. The batsman scored 29 runs in seven innings at a disappointing average of 4.83, with a best score of 10. Khan has been dropped from the team five times in his brief career.

The 25-year-old batsman last played for the national team in New Zealand, where he scored 22 runs in three innings at a dismal average of 7.33 and a strike rate of 115.73. The right-handed batsman was dropped from the playing XI after three matches in the recent series.

Only one individual becomes a scapegoat – Azam Khan

Azam Khan He emphasized his commitment to the team’s success, highlighting his track record of comebacks for the Pakistan team in recent times.

“For me the team always comes first. “If it’s a team game and just one individual becomes a scapegoat, it makes me a little angry.” Azam said or.

“Sometimes I feel frustrated. Yes, I deserve a chance. “I have returned to the Pakistan team three times in the last five years.” he further added.

Azam Khan, son of former wicketkeeper Moin Khan, played the first two matches during his debut series in England. Despite being part of the playing XI for the first match of a subsequent series against the West Indies, he did not get the opportunity to bat.

However, he was sidelined for the rest of the series. Two years later, Azam returned to the T20I team against Afghanistan in 2023. He played the first two matches of that series before featuring in all three matches of the T20I series against New Zealand.

No one comes close to my batting numbers – Azam Khan

Azam Khan highlighted his exceptional performance as a T20 batsman, mentioning his statistics in the lower middle order. Khan listed notable players who have shared impressive batting records in T20 cricket over the last four years.

“There is no one who comes close to my batting numbers at number 5 and 6 in Pakistan. In the last four years, only twelve batsmen have scored runs at an average of over 25 and a strike rate of over 145 in T20 cricket.” Azam said in Cricwick.

“The full list includes Tim David, Glenn Phillips, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, Azam Khan, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Harry Brook, Suryakumar Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Liam Livingstone and Heinrich Klaasen.” he further added.

I want to play for Pakistan – Azam Khan

The young batsman emphasized his commitment to national duty over financial gain. He urged the selectors to give him a prolonged opportunity to showcase his abilities.

“If I am among these T20 greats in terms of average and strike rate and they don’t give me confidence, cricket has become so fast-paced that it won’t be a financial problem for me because there are so many cricket league tournaments. “I know I have this opportunity to earn money, but I want to play for Pakistan.” Azam stated.

“If you give me a long run and I don’t perform, I have no problem if Pakistan drops me. “I will try to find a way into playing domestic cricket and different leagues.” He concluded.

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