The weather forecast of England, Southampton shows that it might rain for five consecutive days. The cloud burst will be leading to wet pitches hence, the mutual decision will rely on delaying the match or days as Pakistan vs England test series is going on.
Finally, the weather will be forcing the management to cover the ground for better performance later. DIscussing the player who has got his name in the playing-XI after a year and a decade, will be deprived of his chance.
After Fawad Alam has been featured to bat at number six for the second test going on at Southampton, the player must have to perform. As he holds a sound record in List-A and first-class cricket, everyone’s expectations are far beyond limitations from the player. Fawad, who was deprived of international cricket for as long as eleven years, is now finally in the playing XI.
Earlier, he 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.
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 world stood for him but the weather does not seem to be supporting. Guess who?
He will be batting at number six and his fan following prays for him to score sufficiently or selection might be disappointed as he has got a chance after straight eleven years.
Fawad has been inducted in replacement of Shadab Khan who was more dominant in his batting rather than delivering his original form, bowling. 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.
Will it be hard for Fawad Alam to score straight after 11 years? Does he deserve more chances if fails?