Azam Khan is amongst Pakistan’s latest faces in worldwide cricket. He’s the son of former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Moin Khan and has been included within the squad for this 12 months’s T20I matches towards England.
Debuts and early years
Khan made his Record A debut for Pakistan Tv through the 2018-19 Quaid-e-Azam One Day Cup. His skilled T20 debut was for the Quetta Gladiators within the Pakistan Super League of 2019. He was additionally drafted by the Galle Gladiators for the primary version of the Lanka Premier League. His first-class debut got here in 2020, when Sindh performed him within the 2020-21 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. He is because of play for the Barbados Tridents within the Caribbean Premier League 2021.
Lanka Premier League stint
The Lanka Premier League held its first ever version in 2020. Khan was with the Gladiators and put in a string of sterling performances. His 215 runs in 9 innings got here at a mean of 30.71 and strike price of 186.95. His tally was stronger than these of many LPL and worldwide gamers with way more home expertise, similar to Shoaib Malik of Pakistan, Samit Patel of England, Brendan Taylor of Zimbabwe and Chadwick Walton of the West Indies.
Abu Dhabi T10
Khan was with the Deccan Gladiators within the Abu Dhabi T10 in 2021. He, once more impressed. Followers and critics alike had been particularly taken by his swashbuckling 54 towards the Northern Warriors. It was struck on the similar venue that can host the rest of the 2021 PSL – the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Khan will rejoin the Quetta Gladiators for that match. There are nice websites for online betting in Pakistan and India, similar to bet365, which have Quetta priced at 11.0 to take the PSL 2021 title. If Khan has a really terrific restart, this might nicely be throughout the franchise’s attain – and talent to beat the Karachi Kings (3.0) and Lahore Qalandars (3.5) to the ultimate trophy.
Physique and criticism
Khan has copped some flak for not sporting the construct and athleticism of many contemporaries similar to Mahendra Singh Dhoni. A couple of gamers of reputation, together with South Africa’s Faf du Plessis, although, have successfully stepped to Azam’s defence.
“In the case of health, each man has a duty to attempt to enhance daily. That appears completely different for each single particular person. For somebody like him Azam, no, he doesn’t should seem like me to achieve success. It will simply be small enhancements daily. Proper now, it is perhaps one thing like fielding he may concentrate on, getting faster to the ball, ensuring the palms are good, taking all of the catches and steadily placing within the work to develop into a greater model of himself, or myself, or somebody,” mentioned du Plessis, who might be Khan’s team-mate on the Gladiators.
“It’s unfair to check completely different folks, we’re evaluating two completely different gamers. He’s a man who will all the time come and be an influence hitter and hit it a good distance. What he might want to work on clearly is how can he be sure that I’m match sufficient to run between wickets. I’m definitely not a believer that each man has to have a six-pack to be a profitable cricketer. You’re employed with what you’ve got. You have a look at the greats within the sport earlier than, there’s been guys lengthy earlier than me and after me and him, who will all look completely different however had the skillsets to carry out.”
Moin represented Pakistan in 69 Checks and 219 ODIs from 1990 to 2004. Cricket runs within the household’s genes. They exemplify father-son mixtures in skilled and world cricket. Chris and Stuart Broad (England), Geoff, Shaun and Mitchell Marsh (Australia) – and Shivnarine and Tagenarine Chanderpaul (Guyana and West Indies) are different good examples.