| GEO Sports|
| Hammad Azam to join Pakistan T20 squad in Australia|
| Updated at: 1602 PST, Monday, January 25, 2010|
AUCKLAND: Hammad Azam, who emerged as the match winning hero of Pakistan in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup semifinal against the West Indies on Monday, has been included in the national team for playing Twenty20 International against Australia.
Pakistan Under-19 team coach Ijaz Ahmed told while talking with Geo News that Hammad batted brilliantly throughout the tournament and remained unbeaten in every innings of the event.
His magnificent batting form has placed him in the Pakistan Twenty20 squad.
Born on March 16, 1991 in Attock, Hammad was only one-year-old when Pakistan under the captaincy of Imran Khan had won the Cricket World Cup in 1992. Then, nobody knew that one day he would represent Pakistan in international cricket.
Hammad Azam has so far played all the five matches in the Under-19 World Cup and scored 173 runs. He remained not out throughout as no bowler could get him out in any match.
Smashing an unbeaten 21 off 13 balls against India in the quarter-final, Hammad hammered 92 not out from 93 balls against the West Indies in the semi-final and was adjudged the man-of-the-match.