Breaking: Fawad Alam Named in Pakistan’s Squad for Sri Lanka Series

Following extreme criticism against the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) over the exclusion of Fawad Alam from the Test squad, the board has decided to include him for the series against Sri Lanka.

The left-handed batsman has been a consistent performer in the domestic circuit and recently crossed 13,000 first-class runs with a career average of over 50.

The decision to bring Fawad is to strengthen the batting core, which was exposed during the recently concluded tour against Australia.

The last time Fawad featured in Pakistan Test squad was in November 2009. It has taken almost a decade for him to make a comeback despite being one of the best batsmen in the domestic circuit each year.

He will replace Iftikhar Ahmed in the Test squad which traveled to Australia. Additionally, Mohammad Musa has also been replaced by Usman Khan Shinwari.

Here is the complete squad:

Azhar Ali (c) Abid Ali Asad Shafiq Babar Azam
Fawad Alam Haris Sohail Imam-ul-Haq Imran Khan
Kashif Bhatti Mohammad Abbas Mohammad Rizwan Naseem Shah
Shaheen Shah Shan Masood Yasir Shah Usman Shinwari

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  • Giving opportunity to young blood is a good thing because ultimately they are gonna be future star but giving chance to so many youngsters in a single time is a blunder especially in test cricket. Giving Fawad Alam opportunity is a very good move because he will bring experience as well as right direction to Pakistan’s struggling batting line up.

  • Performing against Srilanka and Perorming against Austrailia in Aus, is far away to compare. But yes take your chance to improve and come back. Don’t criticize your young new ones, no doubt the past tour was very tough. Welcome Test Cricket in Pakistan <3

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