Babar Azam re-signs with Somerset for 2020 season.

Star batsman Babar Azam has re-signed with English county cricket side Somerset for the 2020 season.

According to a statement by Somerset county, Azam will be available for selection for the Vitality Blast between May 28 and July 3.

He will also be eligible for Somerset's County Championship's four day-matches during that time, and is likely to play at least two first-class matches before joining the Pakistan Cricket team for the three-Test series against England.

'Babar Azam is the best T20 batsman in the world and his return will be a major boost for us. He played a significant role for us in the Vitality Blast last year and his stats speak for themselves," said Somerset Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry.

'He made a number of match-winning contributions and fitted seamlessly into the dressing room. You can't ask more from your overseas players than that," he added.

Azam's stint with the county will also help him prepare for Pakistan's three-Test series in England this summer.

Pakistan are scheduled to play at Lord's from July 30, at Old Trafford from August 7 and at Trent Bridge from August...

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