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Fawad should be given chance in next England Test: Akram

SAMAA | - Posted: Aug 9, 2020 | Last Updated: 2 months ago
Posted: Aug 9, 2020 | Last Updated: 2 months ago
Fawad should be given chance in next England Test: Akram

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Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram said Sunday that the national side should include Fawad Alam in the middle order in the second Test match against England in Southampton.

“In the next match, you won’t find a turning wicket,” Akram told SAMAA TV. “You will play with one spinner and you will have to play with an extra batsman.”

The former cricketer, who’s also known as the Sultan of Swing, said Alam has an average of over 50 in first-class and he should be given a chance in the second Test.

“If I were the captain, I would include Fawad Alam in the middle order,” Akram said.

The second Test match between the two teams will start on August 13 in Southampton. The visitors have already lost the first Test match by three wickets.

For the defeat, Akram blames both the batsmen and the bowlers. “We committed many tactical mistakes while bowling in the second innings,” said the former cricketer.

He said that two senior batsmen Azhar Ali and Asad Shafique didn’t perform with the bat and “the [team’s] morale goes down if your senior players don’t perform”.

Azhar Ali, who replaced Sarafaraz Ahmed as a Test captain, was severely criticized on social media and by former cricketers on TV shows over his poor batting form and captaincy.

Akram told SAMAA TV that Azhar Ali needs to improve his body language and communication skills.

“If we win [the remaining Test matches] he should continue as captain,” the former captain said. It depends on his performance. Obviously, if we don’t win and he doesn’t perform then Pakistan Cricket Board have to look for someone else.”

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One Comment

  1. Faraz  August 12, 2020 8:30 am/ Reply

    May Allah give success to Fawad Alam over all these evil bloodsuckers who will one day drain Pakistan cricket dry to ensure their personal agendas stay alive. as pointed out above need I mention the evils of Misbah-ul-Haq? or the other so-called mulla Inzamam ul Haq –> what names these two have and their black deeds against merited selection for Pakistan Cricket. AND AS FOR Wasim bhai even his conscience could not bear the 10 years of criminal treatment by PCB to Fawad Alam AND FOR THE RECORD, Fawad Alam ODI avg. before being dropped from the team was 78
    His overall av.g for Test and ODI is 40+ and First Class records of batting avg. of 57. Why a player of his calibre is made to sit out the last 11 years of his prime cricketing career is a question of shame for people like ramiz raja, wasim akram, waqar younis, inzamam and misbah ! May Allah foil the plans of these evil forces and give success to Fawad Alam – Amin

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