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    "I think that I am not destined to play for Pakistan" : Fawad Alam

    If you pose the question of Fawad Alam’s non-selection to anyone in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), you are surely going to receive a wavering answer and the left-handed batsman thinks the reasons behind his continuous snub are obious.

    The 31-year-old, who has the highest average in Pakistan’s first-class history, says everyone is picked on their domestic performance while he is ignored time and again.

    Pakistan Test team selection: What is the criteria?
    “There are a lot of reasons. I cannot enlist them on screen but favouritism is there,” Fawad said in a PTV Sports show Red Zone. “People think it is a rumour but it is a reality. Newcomers are inducted into the national team and are said to be the performers in the domestic circuit, but then where is Fawad Alam scoring all those runs? Is he performing in Bangladesh’s domestic cricket? He is not selected on his domestic performance while everyone else is picked based on the same criteria.”

    When asked what is he doing about it? He said: “I don’t understand this [why I am not being picked]. However, I, at times think, that I am not destined to play for Pakistan. But I am fighting and trying my best to do whatever I can, and I believe good things come to those who wait.”

    And how does he keep himself motivated? “I’m not the only one who has faced all this. This gives me hope and I have made a commitment to myself to not give up. When you are playing a lot of people will try to bring you down and only a few will help you lift yourself up. So I try to stay with people who encourage me.”

    Test sacking

    Fawad scored 168 on his debut Test against Sri Lanka back in 2009 when Younus Khan was leading the side. He was then played in only two more Tests before being dropped and never getting a chance again.

    “The turning point was when I sent back after the first Test against New Zealand,” he explained. “I was given no reason for it; I was just told to pack my bags and leave for Pakistan. There are a lot of things that happened. I don’t want to name anyone because it won’t be good for them I guess. I know everything and I’ve heard people talk about everything. I know the real reasons why I was sent back, why I was and am still made a target, because of whom I am targeted; everyone knows these realities.”

    Inability to hit big

    The biggest critics of Fawad argue that his inability to clear the boundary might prove to be risky for Pakistan. However, the left-handed batsman believes this line of reasoning to be absurd.

    “I can’t say anything about that, it’s their opinion,” he said. “But I think runs are not scored only with sixes and fours, they are scored mainly with singles and doubles. You need to know how to improvise. And when the time comes to go big, I am not going to blow my own trumpet, but everyone knows what I have done. I don’t need to tell anyone anything. I know my ability. You cannot stop people from speaking about you. People bring up excuses to not include me. They need to say something.”

    PSL snub

    Fawad was selected by Karachi Kings as a reserve player during the first edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and believes people who complained that players were unable to rotate the strike should have picked him instead.

    “I wasn’t hopeless [before the draft] but I did feel sad when I wasn’t picked in the first team for Karachi Kings,” said Fawad. “However, when everyone said that players need to learn to rotate strike and take singles and doubles to achieve a 130-run target, I used to laugh that you don’t want a player who can do that in the team and then you are complaining about those things.”

    ‘Give time to Sarfraz’

    Pakistan’s limited-overs sides are being captained by Sarfraz Ahmed — with the PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan hinting at him being given the Test leadership role too — and Fawad thinks he should be given time to deliver results for the team.

    “You need to give him time before evaluating him,” he said. “It is not easy to captain the Pakistan side because a lot of things are happening at simultaneously. It is a learning process. He won both [ODI and T20I] series against the West Indies and I hope that he continues to prosper.”

    https://tribune.com.pk/story/1386048...non-selection/
    Last edited by MenInG; 17th April 2017 at 12:44.

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    A really unfortunate case. His constant omissions makes me very sad and it makes one question the criteria for selection. Much lesser performing players have been given numerous chances. In such a brittle batting line up, it amazes me this guy isn't given a test match since 2009. There surely must be non cricketing reasons for the continuous snub.

    I still believe if he would have been given the same support and exposure that Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq got, he would have been a better and much dependable batsman in the team by now.

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    I feel sad for Fawad, because Fawad's exact clones have played in the team for 18 years.

    But, it's also a sad fact that players like Fawad, Malik etc. don't belong in the modern LOI game.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    I feel sad for Fawad, because Fawad's exact clones have played in the team for 18 years.

    But, it's also a sad fact that players like Fawad, Malik etc. don't belong in the modern LOI game.
    Yes LOIs can be a debate (although I do think he should have played more ODIs), but test matches is no brainer, considering even Ifthikar Ahmed has played a test match.

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    What is he referring to about being sent back from New Zealand?? What happened and who was involved?

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    Should be in test squad once Misbah & Younis retire

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    Can't believe this guy has been treated so unfairly. Doesn't belong in white ball game but he needs to carry on scoring runs and can replace YK/Misbah, he's still only 31 so does have a few more years

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    The turning point was when I sent back after the first Test against New Zealand,” he explained. “I was given no reason for it; I was just told to pack my bags and leave for Pakistan. There are a lot of things that happened. I don’t want to name anyone because it won’t be good for them I guess. I know everything and I’ve heard people talk about everything. I know the real reasons why I was sent back, why I was and am still made a target, because of whom I am targeted; everyone knows these realities.”
    He was sent home after the 1st test in Australia, not New Zealand.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/ausvpak0...ry/441932.html

    Or am I missing something?

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    He should be in the Test team.

    Once the two seniors leave, he should be one of the guaranteed names in the playing 11.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabbar Singh View Post
    He was sent home after the 1st test in Australia, not New Zealand.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/ausvpak0...ry/441932.html

    Or am I missing something?
    he may be mistaken

    its been 8 years

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    I think he is correct, in his assessment.

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    He and Haris should take the spots of Misbah and Younis.

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    Unfortunate guy. May not be in ODI (though his ODI stats are similar to Misbah), but he should have been PAK Test regular; particularly considering that PAK played most of it's Test in UAE. Fawad has issues against pace, but he could gave justified his FC stats in UAE Tests. On top of that, he was good enough bowler to fulfill batting all rounders role.

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    Solid batsman, not sure why he has never played Tests again but he was a promising player. Opened up the batting and made 168 which is not his natural position.

    Even in ODIs he was doing well until the Australia tour, he helped us with a couple of wins. Yes his style doesn't suit ODIs but it was not as if he was absolutely shocking in them, making him bat at number 5 when he's limited was always going to be a mistake.

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    Should've made the move to Afghanistan or Bangladesh a few years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    Unfortunate guy. May not be in ODI (though his ODI stats are similar to Misbah), but he should have been PAK Test regular; particularly considering that PAK played most of it's Test in UAE. Fawad has issues against pace, but he could gave justified his FC stats in UAE Tests. On top of that, he was good enough bowler to fulfill batting all rounders role.
    To add to your assessment, he is arguably the best fielder in Pakistan too. I think if he would have consistently been given chances in all those UAE tests we played, his career average would have been well over 50 unlike Azhar and Asad. He is known for scoring daddy hundreds which is definitely missing in Asad Shafiq. Azhar Ali of late has started scoring those big hundreds.

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    Is he the same guy who batted with a broken finger in the 2004 test series against india?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LastManstanding View Post
    Is he the same guy who batted with a broken finger in the 2004 test series against india?
    No,he made his debut in 2009.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LastManstanding View Post
    Is he the same guy who batted with a broken finger in the 2004 test series against india?
    No. You probably are talking about Asim Kamal, another left hander. He played with a fractured elbow. He was part of the last 2 tests of that series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faisalsq092 View Post
    No. You probably are talking about Asim Kamal, another left hander. He played with a fractured elbow. He was part of the last 2 tests of that series.
    Thanks.

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    This kid has more heart than the entire Akmal family combined. Still remember how he pulled off an unbelievable last over victory in Canada against SL. IIRC, he hit like 3 sixes in the last 2 overs.

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    I wonder what is the untold reasons for his ouster


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    when kami performed in few domestic touranments he got selected immediately . fawad for years scored but never got any chance .. that explains favourtism


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    Surely he will get a chance when Misbah and Younis retire?

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    Really unfair. He should have been given more chances.

    Sadaf hussain is another honorable mention.


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    Unfortunate but glad he's been ignored.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Asif321 View Post
    when kami performed in few domestic touranments he got selected immediately . fawad for years scored but never got any chance .. that explains favourtism
    Akmal mafia is good at their job. How else can you explain the fact that we've always had an Akmal since 2006 despite them failing at every occasion.

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    Fawad Alam wished Younis Khan the best of luck for his career, called him a great, paid tribute to him via a tweet...

    He didn't post any such message for Misbah ul Haq, or even gave a combined thank you to Misbah ul Haq with YK.. considering the fact that Misbah's retirement came before YK's.. its clear what Fawad means in his statements here.

    I think Misbah ul Haq has a big role to play in his ouster (if not the only role to play), you can make that out easily

    Maybe Misbah considered him a threat to his position in the side

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    Should be in test squad once Misbah & Younis retire
    i totally agree. He knows how to occupy the crease and score runs. He should be part of Test 11

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    You can never guess Misbah could be behind such a thing, but I guess all captains want to play as long as they can, without being threatened by their positions..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faisalsq092 View Post
    “There are a lot of reasons. I cannot enlist them on screen but favouritism is there,” Fawad said in a PTV Sports show Red Zone. “People think it is a rumour but it is a reality. Newcomers are inducted into the national team and are said to be the performers in the domestic circuit, but then where is Fawad Alam scoring all those runs? Is he performing in Bangladesh’s domestic cricket? He is not selected on his domestic performance while everyone else is picked based on the same criteria.”
    You are 31......Many young people with better stats in Qaeed-e-azam trophy...... Imam-ul-Haq, Usman Salahuddin, Fakhar Zaman etc... etc... Fawad nothing special in recent seasons, too old.

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    Well, now there is huge hole in middle order due simultaneous retirement of YK and Misbah. Fawad Alam should be inducted ASAP.

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    Don't lose heart, Fawad. There will be two batting slots open in the test side after this series. Make sure you make it count when you do get a chance to show your worth.


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    Yes u are.. pls learn the art of timing before even thinking of a comeback...

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    I feel sad for him.. now, this system has forced fawad to be rebellion and speak about things which he never said and kept his head down and performing..

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    A guy like Shan masood finds a place whilst fawad alam doesn't even get a look in..... what a travesty.

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    Could've scored more runs than Shafiq in UAE...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle_Eye View Post
    A guy like Shan masood finds a place whilst fawad alam doesn't even get a look in..... what a travesty.
    What is with childish approach that i keep seeing here? Why are you comparing a middle order batsman to an opener?

    Obviously we had pretty solid middle order which has been hard to break into but havent had a decent opener in more than a decade so more opprotunities for those who are fighting for that spot.


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    He needs some politician to support him. That is how it works in Pak Cricket, we all know it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketInsight View Post
    What is with childish approach that i keep seeing here? Why are you comparing a middle order batsman to an opener?

    Obviously we had pretty solid middle order which has been hard to break into but havent had a decent opener in more than a decade so more opprotunities for those who are fighting for that spot.
    168 as an opener in test in Srilanka.... in very trying circumstances.

    http://m.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/...ch/403368.html

    Lol....which solid Middle order are you referring to? There has never been a solid middle order, it's a myth.

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    Fawad would not have done worse than both Azhar and Asad had he gotten such strong backing from his captain and selectors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabbar Singh View Post
    Surely he will get a chance when Misbah and Younis retire?
    This we have heard since long but these are only false promises provided just to buy some time and keep everyone quiet.

    Instances when Misbah and Younis were not available or there was an extra vacancy in the line up. These are since 2015.

    England in UAE - Azhar Ali wasn't available, we played Malik.
    Tour of England- IFTIKHAR AHMED was given preference when we needed an extra batsman.
    WI in UAE- 2 vacancies available (Younis khan missed the 1st test). Babar Azam and Mohammad Nawaz were played.
    Misbah missed a test in Australia- Mohammad Rizwan was played.


    So the selectors just know how to dodge questions. There haven't been any hint practically if they are seriously looking at this guy. I hope the reasons come out soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faisalsq092 View Post
    This we have heard since long but these are only false promises provided just to buy some time and keep everyone quiet.

    Instances when Misbah and Younis were not available or there was an extra vacancy in the line up. These are since 2015.

    England in UAE - Azhar Ali wasn't available, we played Malik.
    Tour of England- IFTIKHAR AHMED was given preference when we needed an extra batsman.
    WI in UAE- 2 vacancies available (Younis khan missed the 1st test). Babar Azam and Mohammad Nawaz were played.
    Misbah missed a test in Australia- Mohammad Rizwan was played.


    So the selectors just know how to dodge questions. There haven't been any hint practically if they are seriously looking at this guy. I hope the reasons come out soon.
    Great post. Fully agreed

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    Quote Originally Posted by waleed88 View Post
    Fawad Alam wished Younis Khan the best of luck for his career, called him a great, paid tribute to him via a tweet...

    He didn't post any such message for Misbah ul Haq, or even gave a combined thank you to Misbah ul Haq with YK.. considering the fact that Misbah's retirement came before YK's.. its clear what Fawad means in his statements here.

    I think Misbah ul Haq has a big role to play in his ouster (if not the only role to play), you can make that out easily

    Maybe Misbah considered him a threat to his position in the side
    I have heard rumours few years back in a show that Misbah didn't likes Fawad, hence he wasn't on any team. He reluctantly was given a chance and he performed admirably in the few chances he got. Couple of failures and he was the first one sent back home while guys like Shafiq enjoyed free rides.

    He was given 3 games in Bangladesh. 1st ODI came to bat in the 32nd over with a required RR of almost 9 (Batting at 6). he failed in an ideal situation for him in the 2nd ODI (Batting at 5). 3rd ODI cam in the 40th over (Batting at 6).

    we can have Azhar Ali in the team but Fawad is too slow for those very people. His clear advantage is; better fielder, better bowler, better fitness, left hander, strike rotation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faisalsq092 View Post
    This we have heard since long but these are only false promises provided just to buy some time and keep everyone quiet.

    Instances when Misbah and Younis were not available or there was an extra vacancy in the line up. These are since 2015.

    England in UAE - Azhar Ali wasn't available, we played Malik.
    Tour of England- IFTIKHAR AHMED was given preference when we needed an extra batsman.
    WI in UAE- 2 vacancies available (Younis khan missed the 1st test). Babar Azam and Mohammad Nawaz were played.
    Misbah missed a test in Australia- Mohammad Rizwan was played.


    So the selectors just know how to dodge questions. There haven't been any hint practically if they are seriously looking at this guy. I hope the reasons come out soon.
    I meant New Zealand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Odd_One View Post
    Fawad would not have done worse than both Azhar and Asad had he gotten such strong backing from his captain and selectors.
    Exactly. Azhar and Asad given a chance before him is in itself injustice of the highest level. Where does sub 30 averaging batsmen are asked to come in before 55+ averaging guy.

    Fawad was given 3 games. 2 games as opener, 1 as 1 down. He should have played at 6 instead of Shafiq. If he would have been given that support, we would have missed Misbah and Younis a lot less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle_Eye View Post
    168 as an opener in test in Srilanka.... in very trying circumstances.

    http://m.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/...ch/403368.html

    Lol....which solid Middle order are you referring to? There has never been a solid middle order, it's a myth.
    He is not an opener.

    You are not serious. are you? You think Fawad should should been in this team ahead of Younis, Misbah, or Azhar?


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    He should be given misbah's spot at no 5 in tests. He deserves it .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faisalsq092 View Post
    I have heard rumours few years back in a show that Misbah didn't likes Fawad, hence he wasn't on any team. He reluctantly was given a chance and he performed admirably in the few chances he got. Couple of failures and he was the first one sent back home while guys like Shafiq enjoyed free rides.

    He was given 3 games in Bangladesh. 1st ODI came to bat in the 32nd over with a required RR of almost 9 (Batting at 6). he failed in an ideal situation for him in the 2nd ODI (Batting at 5). 3rd ODI cam in the 40th over (Batting at 6).

    we can have Azhar Ali in the team but Fawad is too slow for those very people. His clear advantage is; better fielder, better bowler, better fitness, left hander, strike rotation.
    Clearly it was a plan, Fawad was given a chance at no.6 so that he could be failure, since he is not a hitting it out of the park kinda guy..

    It was sort of an organized reply from the management to media that 'look at this guy, you were crying for his inclusion in the side, what has he done?'

    If someone knew Fawad's strengths, they would know he is an ideal no.3-4 batsman who can bat, but will not hit 10 an over if the situation required him to.. ofcourse he wouldn't be given that luxury, because they knew he could only succeed there.

    It was the kind of trap that was set for Sarfraz to fail against South Africa in the WC.. where he was made to play Dale Steyn in tough (almost) knockout game in a must win situation for Pak.. while Ahmed Shehzad the opener batted at the non-strikers end. This was after numerous chances given to Jamshed who failed in all of the games, including the game against Zimbabwe and UAE.

    However compared to Fawad, Sarfraz actually shut his critics and made a MOM contribution in the game
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    Army camp was held in Kakul last year, the only guys to actually pass the test were Fawad and Shan Masood... then Misbah and YK's name came up as the passers..

    Out of all of them, only Fawad was not included in the side, however magically even Iftikhar Ahmed managed to make it there..

    So what was the reason? Fitness? Domestic Stats? What was the reason he wasn't included in England?

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    a test line up of azhar, shafiq, misbah, and fawad would literally make the opposition teams die of boredom. could and should have been tried here and there.


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    Fawad alam has been the most ignored player in pakistan cricket and maybe he is right. Favourtism has caused him to be out of the pakistani cricket team. While we give chances to hafeez, akmal and shehzad who dont deserve a place in the team whereas someone like fawad could be used to rotate strike and rotating strike has been a big problem for pakistan. We could have a genuine all rounder to our hands had we not kept nepotism as an option. Pakistan walei jagoo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waleed88 View Post
    Army camp was held in Kakul last year, the only guys to actually pass the test were Fawad and Shan Masood... then Misbah and YK's name came up as the passers..

    Out of all of them, only Fawad was not included in the side, however magically even Iftikhar Ahmed managed to make it there..

    So what was the reason? Fitness? Domestic Stats? What was the reason he wasn't included in England?
    They will quote absurd ** in regards to his exclusion. Honestly i have been disappointed with inzi as a selector as well.

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    of course, Shan Masood and Iftikhar deserve it more than the ATG batsman of QeA trophy, a fine example of discrimination, politics, and favoritism


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    Misbah doing the same thing with Fawad, what Inzi did to Misbah when he was captain.. i.e not select him despite consistent performances in the domestic. Maybe saw some level deep rooted insecurity that comes to you when you are captain.

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    One of the reasons, I believe, Fawad hasn't been selected is because he hasn't pleaded his case in the media. Unfortunately that's what it takes to get selected in Pakistan

    Younus did it, Junaid did it, Kamran did it... Among countless others. Butt is doing it now

    Fawad should've thrown tantrums in the media about not being selected, he wouldn't played 40+ tests by now

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    It is mind boggling that Fawad has never gotten a consistent chance in any format. Every time he was dropped just before a WC to make way for a TTF. Before 2015 WC, he averaged in 60s that year and was dropped for Younis Khan of all people. In T20s, he was made to bat at #6 and was never allowed to bowl. Even in PSL, he has not played a single game.

    In a pathetic batting line up like Pakistan's, someone who averages 50+ in the domestics and 40+ in both tests and ODIs cannot find a place in the batting unit is nothing but a joke.

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    Fawad just hit 130 off 117 balls after the batting line-up failed, lost early wickets, the next highest score was 36 by captain Anwar. He had a low dot-ball percentage, around 35%, was very good at strike rotation and running between the wickets, and also hit some really good boundaries. Fawad didn't deserve to lose today.

    Asif Zakir who was selected for the ODI squad, scored 3(13)

    But of course Fawad in ugly he don't deserve to hold a cricket bat let alone play for the national team


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    Come to England Fawad


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    Fawad should get a chance in the Test side after this series he could have a late years renaissance like Misbah.

    In ODIs he could only play in the top 4 but we already have too many accumulators like Sarfraz Malik n Hafeez cant have Fawad in there too. He also embarrassed himself last few times he played.

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    Well Well, this guy cannot bat.

    He scored just 130 runs off a whopping 117 balls. If Umar AKmal would have played this many, he would have scored a 200 (so what if he gets out within 20 balls).

    His dot ball percentage was just around 26% (31 dot balls out of 117 balls, no dots in his last 48 balls except the wicket delivery). If Ahmed Shahzad would have played 117 balls, his dot ball percentage would have been 55% and that would have made sure that he sees off the new ball and lays a solid platform for the lower order.

    He scored 130 ugly runs. If Asad Shafiq would have scored this many, it would have been scored technically correct way and would have left a mark on the opposition.

    So what if others do not regularly score this much, at least they do not score ugly runs. Who needs ugly runs?
    Inzi should just ask him to leave cricket or even better if ICC bans him for scoring those ugly runs.

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    PCB has been very unfair to him, should be given a consistent run both in ODIs and Tests.

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    In tests, he's an absolute necessity, especially in the post-Younis-Misbah era.

    In ODIs if Sharjeel and Shazaib are gone, can be tried as an opener along with Fakhar. The middle order looks packed with Babar, Malik, Sarfraz already there and Haris potentially joining the team soon.


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    Selfish innings by him today. Lost match before he accelerated no doubt about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ataullah View Post
    Selfish innings by him today. Lost match before he accelerated no doubt about it
    Should have gotten out after scoring 40 off 10 balls.


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    Quote Originally Posted by asfandyar View Post
    Should have gotten out after scoring 40 off 10 balls.
    Seriously if he started the way he finished even anti fawadians would have praised him but game was lost the way he started. 40 off 10 would have set game up. His strike rate against trundlers was in 30's so how would he fare against international class bowlers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by waleed88 View Post
    Fawad Alam wished Younis Khan the best of luck for his career, called him a great, paid tribute to him via a tweet...

    He didn't post any such message for Misbah ul Haq, or even gave a combined thank you to Misbah ul Haq with YK.. considering the fact that Misbah's retirement came before YK's.. its clear what Fawad means in his statements here.

    I think Misbah ul Haq has a big role to play in his ouster (if not the only role to play), you can make that out easily

    Maybe Misbah considered him a threat to his position in the side
    Another myth. There is a video of Fawad praising Misbah.

    Fawad was being ignored long before Misbah became captain (I first heard of Fawad around 2005-6). Unfortunately the ppl higher up dislike Fawad or he has no connections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ataullah View Post
    Seriously if he started the way he finished even anti fawadians would have praised him but game was lost the way he started. 40 off 10 would have set game up. His strike rate against trundlers was in 30's so how would he fare against international class bowlers?


    Did you watch the game?
    Sindh scored some 25 runs in the first 10 overs and they were like 60 for 3 after 20 overs.
    Later they were 4/98 after 27 overs.

    The top 3 batsmen scored 34(59), 5(12) and 3(13). The powerplay was wasted and they gave a ridiculous start to the team. Fawad was under pressure he had to hold his end and stop the wickets from falling. He settled the line up but batsmen kept getting out.

    The next highest score was 36, almst 100 runs less than what Fawad scored, that means something, he had no support from others, still scored half the runs for his team with a good strike rate. If you had just a little bit of cricketing knowledge you would understand that He was the best player of the match.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen4 View Post


    Did you watch the game?
    Sindh scored some 25 runs in the first 10 overs and they were like 60 for 3 after 20 overs.
    Later they were 4/98 after 27 overs.

    The top 3 batsmen scored 34(59), 5(12) and 3(13). The powerplay was wasted and they gave a ridiculous start to the team. Fawad was under pressure he had to hold his end and stop the wickets from falling. He settled the line up but batsmen kept getting out.

    The next highest score was 36, almst 100 runs less than what Fawad scored, that means something, he had no support from others, still scored half the runs for his team with a good strike rate. If you had just a little bit of cricketing knowledge you would understand that He was the best player of the match.
    Fair point mate. I think he deserves a place in test but in odi he's too similar to sarfi, malik and hafeez. Saying that I'd have him in both odi and test and give him a good run in side

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    Nobody is calling for his selection in ODI's. But to continue to deny him a place in the test squad is zaati.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coy0607 View Post
    One of the reasons, I believe, Fawad hasn't been selected is because he hasn't pleaded his case in the media. Unfortunately that's what it takes to get selected in Pakistan

    Younus did it, Junaid did it, Kamran did it... Among countless others. Butt is doing it now

    Fawad should've thrown tantrums in the media about not being selected, he wouldn't played 40+ tests by now
    I actually completely agree with this. Add Shehzad to that list too while you're at it. Fawad needs to start getting a lot more vocal about his ridiculous non-selection based on the fact he has the best FC stats in Pakistan over a prolonged period of time.

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    makes me so sad to see what they have done with Fawad Alam. I think Inzi must take a lot of the blame. He tried him on one 'A' tour after he became selector and then dropped him altogether. Should have been given at least more A tours. Comparison with Kamran Akmal shows clear bias and favouritism. Also Inzi was captain during the time Fawad was sidelined.

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    Should have had many more chances - cannot believe the last Test he played was in November 2009.

    Hope he gets his chance now - unorthodox technique or not, we will never know if he can succeed until he is given proper chances in the Test squad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msb314 View Post
    Should have had many more chances - cannot believe the last Test he played was in November 2009.

    Hope he gets his chance now - unorthodox technique or not, we will never know if he can succeed until he is given proper chances in the Test squad.
    A lesson to all youngsters. Grit, determination, temperament and not speaking out in the media like an uneducated fool are not valued here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix363 View Post
    A lesson to all youngsters. Grit, determination, temperament and not speaking out in the media like an uneducated fool are not valued here.
    Not mentioning performing in domestic cricket for so many years and averaging 50+

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    [QUOTE=Faisalsq092;9199612]Well Well, this guy cannot bat.


    His dot ball percentage was just around 26% (31 dot balls out of 117 balls, no dots in his last 48 balls except the wicket delivery). If Ahmed Shahzad would have played 117 balls, his dot ball percentage would have been 55% and that would have made sure that he sees off the new ball and lays a solid platform for the lower order.

    a hidden gem of a stat. extraordinary

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    [QUOTE=New Yorker;9199811]
    Quote Originally Posted by Faisalsq092 View Post
    Well Well, this guy cannot bat.


    His dot ball percentage was just around 26% (31 dot balls out of 117 balls, no dots in his last 48 balls except the wicket delivery). If Ahmed Shahzad would have played 117 balls, his dot ball percentage would have been 55% and that would have made sure that he sees off the new ball and lays a solid platform for the lower order.

    a hidden gem of a stat. extraordinary
    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix363 View Post
    A lesson to all youngsters. Grit, determination, temperament and not speaking out in the media like an uneducated fool are not valued here.
    Quote Originally Posted by msb314 View Post
    Should have had many more chances - cannot believe the last Test he played was in November 2009.

    Hope he gets his chance now - unorthodox technique or not, we will never know if he can succeed until he is given proper chances in the Test squad.
    Dont know whether you guys noticed it or not but fawad has also put on some muscles..... biceps and forearms are quite good in shape yesterday......... This guy is a must for test.... and looking at our odi side his inclusion in odi's wouldn't be a bad thing...... fitness is incredible...... wat a player... he would have played 100 odd tests fot india despite their batting heavy line up

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    [QUOTE=Uman Naq;9199823]
    Quote Originally Posted by New Yorker View Post





    Dont know whether you guys noticed it or not but fawad has also put on some muscles..... biceps and forearms are quite good in shape yesterday......... This guy is a must for test.... and looking at our odi side his inclusion in odi's wouldn't be a bad thing...... fitness is incredible...... wat a player... he would have played 100 odd tests fot india despite their batting heavy line up
    He is MUST for Test but may struggle to make the ODI team tbh.

    I would gladly drop Hafeez in a heart beat but Fawad is already 30+ unfortunately...

    It is just so sad that we wasted so many years of his career toiling away in domestics - he is honestly one player I do admire and feel he was hard done by. Still has a positive attitude to this day.

    Shame on you Misbah and good riddance to you to be frank...

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    There is no need for fawad in odis anymore

    In tests though he should get a run


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    As we witnessed yestetday he plays for himself rather than for team plus he is now 35 unofficialy. So no point considering him for any format.

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