Finally, the doors for international cricket has been opened up for Fawad Alam as he has been selected for the ongoing Test match at Southampton against England.
Unfortunately, the weather in England once again seems to deprive him of his chance.
Making his test debut bake in 2009, he achieved the milestone of becoming the first cricketer to score test-century on debut away home. The player was not given any chance despite his brilliant knocks. He got features into List-A and first-class cricket where he achieved something more than exceptional. Hitting runs and centuries must have sought the attention of the management after the fan following criticize them for not selecting him despite his performance.
Finally being in the playing XI, the player is supposed to bat at number 6 after the all-rounder, Shadab Khan has been eliminated off. However, being on the crease internationally straight after a decade must be a challenging task for a batsman to go through. He, who used to sign in as an opening batsman often, will be seen in action as a finisher. It would not be a piece of the cupcake for him directly smash 100 or 200 runs.
It is said that good things take time as the Pakistan Cricket Team is taking time to be stable after Misbah has occupied the hold. It is believed by many that despite being disappointed in case if he fails, further chances should be given to the cricketer.
Does Fawad Alam deserve another chance if he fails for the first time straight after 11 years?
Fawad Alam has played a total of 3 Test matches in his career, after making his Test debut against Sri Lanka in July 2009. He scored a total of 250 runs in 6 innings, with 1 hundred and an average of 41.66. After his last Test against New Zealand in 2009, where he scored a total of 34 runs in the match, Fawad was dropped out of the team.
Fawad played a total of 38 ODIs after his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in May 2007. He scored 966 runs with an average of 40.25. He made his last international appearance in the ODI against Bangladesh in April 2015, where he scored 4 runs off 9 balls as Pakistan lost the match by 8 wickets.
Since then, despite his absence from international cricket, he has continued to perform at the domestic level consistently. He kept up his brilliant performance in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and scored the most runs  in the tournament with an average of 56.45. He recently scored a double century against Southern Punjab in the QA trophy, while also crossing 12000 first-class runs with an average of 56.84. Fawad has also scored 34 hundred and 60 half-centuries in his first-class career so far.