Fawad Alam joins squad for Test series. (Credits: Google)
Two-match Test series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be held in Sri Lanka. Fawad Alam has joined the national team ahead of the series. The 36-year-old scored 571 runs in 9 matches at an average of 57.10 in Test matches last year. Fawad Alam, a cricketer from Pakistan who is most known for playing Test matches, has joined the national team ahead of the forthcoming two-match Test series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
The Test matches that are scheduled to take place next month will be held in Sri Lanka.
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After years of playing domestic cricket, Fawad has now, at the age of 36, solidified himself as a pillar of Pakistan’s batting lineup in Test matches.
He scored 571 runs in 9 matches at an average of 57.10, including three centuries, in 2021, when he was at his most reliable. He scored big against South Africa, Zimbabwe, and the West Indies.
Additionally, in January, the Test cricketer was named to the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Test Team of the Year.
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The team for Pakistan’s forthcoming two-match Test series against Sri Lanka was introduced by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) last week.
As chief selector Muhammad Wasim unveiled the 18-person roster for the Test series, Pakistani leg-spinner Yasir Shah will also make his comeback to the country’s men’s cricket team.
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Three openers, four middle-order batsmen, three all-rounders, two wicketkeepers, two spinners, and four fast bowlers make up the team selected for the most recent ICC World Test Championship matches.
Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (vice-captain, wicketkeeper), Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, Yasir Shah