Fawad Alam

 

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11/06/27  Fawad Alam born 8 October 1985 in Karachi.Fawad Alam is a Pakistani first-class cricketer. He is primarily a left-handed batsman but bowls handy slow left-arm orthodox. His father Tariq had a long first class career in Pakistan.

career:

Making his first class debut at the age of 17, Fawad played with Pakistan Customs and Karachi. He impressed enough to be selected to play in the U-19 World Cup, which Pakistan won.

Fawad starred in the 2006-07 domestic season, finishing as the fifth highest run scorer in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy. He took a 5 wicket haul in the Twenty20 Cup final which earned him Man of the Match and was also named Man of the Series, Best Batsman and Best Bowler.

After Pakistan's disappointing World Cup campaign, Alam was drafted into a 16 man squad for a One Day International series against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi. His debut in the 3rd ODI was one to forget, he was caught and bowled by Dilhara Fernando for a first ball duck.



Fawad Alam batting against Somerset during the 2010 tour of England.

His second One-day International was a better experience, as he contributed 32 unbeaten runs down the order as Pakistan beat India by 31 runs in Jaipur.

In between those two matches, he traveled to South Africa as part of Pakistan's squad for the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 tournament. He played in the semi-final, taking two wickets against New Zealand, one a superb caught and bowled effort to dismiss Lou Vincent, as Pakistan progressed to the final, for which he was not selected.

In Asia Cricket Cup in June 2008, he scored his maiden half century against Hong Kong. In that match, Pakistan's top order was ripped by Hong Kong bowlers before Fawad and another team mate Sohail Tanvir set up a 100 runs partnership for the 8th wicket. Sohail ended at 59 while Fawad Alam remained unbeaten at 63*. However he was unexpectedly dropped for the Sri Lanka series in January 2009.

In July 2009, Fawad became the first Pakistani cricketer to score a Test century on debut away from home, and the tenth to score a century on debut. In the second innings of the Second test against Sri Lanka, Fawad scored 168 this is the second highest score on debut for Pakistan, before this Yasir Hameed scored 170 in 2003 in Karachi. He along with Captain Younis Khan scored 200 runs for the second wickets partnership, breaking the previous record of 151 runs between Mohsin Khan and Majid Khan at Lahore in 1981-82.

It was also highest partnership for Pakistan against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.This is also 15 highest score on Test debut.This is also the highest score by a Pakistani on debut on losing side. Previously it was by Younis Khan.He currently plays his cricket for Lincolnshire ECB Premier league side Woodhall Spa.

T20 Quadrangular, Canada:

In October 2008, he was selected for the quadrangular Twenty20 International tournament to be played in Canada between Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Zimbabwe and hosts Canada In the 4th match of the tournament, he hit 23* from just 8 balls with 3 huge sixes and supported the captain Shoaib Malik and guided the team to an exclusive victory by the margin of 3 wickets. In that match, he also got the wicket of SHT Kandamby.

In the very next match against Zimbabwe, he got 3/7 from 3 overs. In that tournament he got 5 wickets and has proved to be a handy all-rounder. In the Final against Sri Lanka, he was dismissed on just 2 runs but he also got 1 wicket in that match.