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Brad Hogg feels Stuart Broad versus Babar Azam will be ‘defining contest’ in England-Pakistan Test series


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Babar Azam and Stuart Broad

Former Australian cricketer Brad Hogg on Sunday opined that the competitors between Pakistan’s Babar Azam and England’s veteran pacer Stuart Broad will be the defining contest of the approaching Test series that begins on August 5 on the Old Trafford Cricket floor in Manchester. 

Hogg’s reply got here after a fan requested him” @Brad_Hogg sir which one player from both teams will you focus on most in pak and eng series?” on Twitter.

He instantly replied saying, “Broad v Babar Azam will be the defining contest. #ENGvPAK #Cricket #askhoggy”

Broad was the Man of the Series for England in their latest Test series in opposition to West Indies the place he took a match-winning ten-wicket haul in the third Test en path to his 500th profession Test wicket. Broad was dropped from the opener in Southampton, which he admitted had even led to retirement contemplation. But the veteran bounced again in fashion to take 16 wickets in the remaining two Tests to emerge as the best wicket-taker in the series. 

Babar, then again, has proven a gentle enhance ins his efficiency over the previous few years. He, in reality, has the best Test batting common since 2018 (minimal 5 innings) – 65.47 en path to scoring 1375 runs in 15 matches with 5 centuries and 9 fifties. He can also be the sixth-ranked batsman in ICC rankings. 

The two have confronted one another in Pakistan’s 2018 tour of England with Babar managing six runs in 19 deliveries in opposition to Broad with no dismissal.

The second Test will start in Manchester on August 13 and the ultimate tie will be performed in Southampton beginning August 21. 

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