Fawad Alam, 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.
The world spoke in his favor and raised queries that why Fawad isn’t eligible to meet PCB’s selection criteria. Earlier, in 2019, he was chosen in Pakistan’s 16-men squad to play test matches against Sri Lanka but later, he got disappointed once again as the board did not give him the chance to play.
The player had been chosen in the 29-men squad and after being tested COVID-19 in all rounds of the test, the player was fortunate to practice and joining warm-up sessions at Worcestershire with the 20 players to get featured in three-match T20 and Test series against England. Despite all these, he was still not chosen in the playing-XI for the first test against England.
Wasim Akram wishes to see Fawad Alam in Pakistan’s playing squad
Wasim Akram, the former well-known bowler, wishes to see him in the playing squad for the second test match against England as the side can have an extra batsman.
“In the next match, you will not find a turning wicket. You will play with one spinner and you will have to play with an extra batsman,” the former captain said. “If I was the captain, I would include Fawad Alam in the middle order,” he added.
Earlier, when he got his name in in the 29-men-squad against the hosts, he was super excited to get featured in the match.
“The excitement of wearing the Pakistan star logo is something that is unique. It’s a proud feeling to wear Pakistan colors as all of the club and First-class cricket you play is for the reason of playing for your nation,” he added.