Azhar happy with Taunton stint

12 October 2018 01:01:58 GMTPlus11

Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali feels that his time in county cricket with Somerset has benefitted him greatly and he will not rule out a return to Taunton in the future.

The 33-year-old right-hander, who has played in 66 Test matches for his country, played in seven County Championship games for the West Countrymen during the summer and despite only averaging 33.50, he believes he has learned some very valuable lessons.

If the opportunity comes along, then I would love to come back.

Azhar Ali

He told the county's official website: "In England you play in a lot of different conditions. Some when it is turning and some where it is seaming, some when it is good to bat on. It's a good challenge for anyone to play in.

"Playing cricket in England is not easy and I have to admit that it gives you a different challenge. It is a very good experience.

"When I came here I wanted to learn a lot, because England is one of the places where it is sometimes not easy to bat. I thought that if I played in these conditions for longer, then it would help my game.

"The way that things went for me I am really happy and I hope that Somerset are happy also. If the opportunity comes along, then I would love to come back."

Pakistan, meanwhile, are 10.00 to win the 2019 World Cup in England, with India priced at 3.75 and South Africa available at 8.00.

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