The commentator Michael Vaughan believes that Pakistan shall go with Shadab Khan instead of Fawad Alam for the third Southampton test. He says it for a reason because Men in green will have two spinners as Shadab will bind forces with Yasir Shah.
Also, Shadab, who stepped in as a leg-spinner, is a better all-rounder or understandably, better at batting than being in his original form.
Shadab in, Fawad out: says Michael Vaughan
“Pakistan should definitely get Shadab back in place of Fawad for the third Test. If that happens, Pakistan will have two spinning options and on this pitch, it would definitely help them,” Vaughan said.
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Fawad Alam replaced Shadab Khan in the second test match. The professional leg-spinner was given only 11.3 overs in the first test and it grabbed the attention of many as Pakistan is playing with only two spinners.
Shadab scored 45 and 15 runs respectively and picked two wickets in first innings. The bowler remained wicketless in Pakistan’s last innings.
The talented Pakistani left-handed batsman was deprived of international cricket for so long amidst the Pakistan Cricket Board’s selection criteria. The player has kept himself fit meanwhile and played List A cricket where he scored centuries as well.
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. But his chance to play was washed with the rain as rain hit hard in the second innings after he failed on a duck in the first inning.