Recently, former Pakistan wicketkeeper Moin Khan’s son Azamn Khan has been making headlines. This time around it is not nepotism but his remarkable performance in on-going Pakistan Super League. He is playing a pivotal role in the success of Islamabad United. Owing to his exuberant batting, it is becoming hard for selectors to ignore the middle order batter. We have compiled a list of three strong reasons that will compel Pakistani selectors to pick Azam Khan for T20Is.
First is his scintillating form. He is currently in the form of his life, and is winning matches single handedly for his franchise. Currently he has 277 runs in seven games, which is not bad for someone who bats lower down the order. However, the astounding fact is that he has scored these runs at a healthy strike rate of around 170. This edition of Pakistan Super League is also witnessing the six hitting ability of the youngster. He has thus far smashed 17 balls out of the park. Henceforth, which such a performance it is becoming increasingly difficult for selectors to ignore this young man.
Franchise cricket experience
Moreover, Azam Khan is not a rookie at international level. He has represented his country in only three games, and has not made a significant impact in the green shirt. However, he has been playing franchise cricket all around the globe. He has featured in BPL, CPL and other UAE based tournaments. He boasts an impressive record in these tournaments and henceforth could be considered for the vacant finishing spot in the national team.
Incredible power hitting
Azam Khan first emerged on the scene few years back. At that time, he was part of Quetta Gladiators. Team Owner of Quetta said that he has the tendency to hit sixes like Chris Gayle, everyone laughed and ignore his saying. Even Azam’s father who was a coach at Quetta did not believe it, but few seasons down the line, Azam has proved his naysayers wrong. He is currently full of confidence and it is high time that Pakistani selectors pick him up as he would add immense value to the team.
In conclusion, Azam Khan is a young talent that Pakistan cricket needs to nurture. With his sensational form, vast experience, and exceptional confidence, he is knocking on the selectors’ doors for his national team debut. It is essential to utilize his current form and give him a chance to prove himself at the highest level. If he continues to perform like this, Azam Khan can become an integral part of Pakistan’s T20I team in the future.