Ponting excited to watch Babar Azam playing test in Australia

By Hamad Hussain

KARACHI, November 21, 2019 (SNN247.com) – The one of the most successful Aussie skipper and stylish batsman Ricky Ponting, who led Australia in two world cups, is very excited to watch young Pakistani sensation Babar Azam playing test cricket in Australia against home team.

Pakistan cricket team is currently in Australia to play two-match test series starting from November 21 at Brisbane. Babar Azam, who is the captain of Pakistan T20I team, scored two brilliant fifties in the T20I series against Australia.

Ricky Ponting said that, “Babar averages 54 in one day international and 35 in test cricket which is certainly not justify to his potential. I am really excited to watch him playing against the Aussies as he is a class act and it will be a very good battle.”

Babar Azam scored brilliant 157* off just 197 balls with 24 stylish boundaries in a warmup match against Australian A while he also scored 63 off just 67 balls in the second warmup match against Cricket Australia XI.

Babar came into limelight of Test cricket earlier this year during the tour of South Africa where he punished number 1 South African Dales Steyn during test series.

It is expected that Pakistan young Pakistani pacer Naseem Shah is all set to make his test debut at the age of 16 as he will become youngest player to make a test debut in Australia. Australia has phenomenal test record at Brisbane as this is their happy hunting venue for last 30 years or so and it will be extremely difficult for Pakistan to win a test match in Australia after 1995 under leadership of newly appointed skipper Azhar Ali.

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