Waiting to see Babar Azam playing in English conditions,says Michael Atherton

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Former England batting legend turned cricket pundit Michael Atherton has said that he is eagerly waiting to see young batting sensation from Pakistan Babar Azam playing in England when Pakistan tour England.

Pakistan is scheduled to take on England but the series can only take place if the world recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic by then.

Atherton, nevertheless, is looking forward to watching Azam bat in English conditions.

“It should be terrific. It’s a big summer for England. It won’t be as big as the last summer because that was the World Cup and the Ashes, which are always slightly different. But, this year, we’ve got Pakistan and West Indies coming. Pakistan have a very good record against England in recent years in England,” Atherton was quoted by PCB media team.

“They’re always a valuable team to come and they get good support from the crowds. The cricket should be good and highly competitive. We’re looking forward to seeing Pakistan in England this summer.

“And Babar Azam looks a fabulous player to me. He looks so skillful and the game looks so easy to him at times. I am very much looking forward to watching him play.”

But Atherton admitted that the young Pakistan batsman could find the English conditions tough to deal with.