Fawad Alam

Pakistan
Age
October 8, 1985 (36 years)
Role
Batsman
Birth Place
Karachi
Batting Style
Left Handed
Nationality
Pakistan
Bowling Style
Slow left-arm orthodox

Fawad Alam, a left-handed Pakistan batsman, was born on 8 October 1985 in Karachi, Pakistan. He is also a slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He made his debut for Pakistan on 4 September 2007. He has got plenty of experience playing in first-class matches as he has played 167 matches, scoring 12265 runs at an average of 56.52.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
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Bowling
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Team played

Pakistan, Balochistan, Pakistan Customs, Karachi Blues, Karachi Whites, Karachi Dolphins, Karachi Harbour, National Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan A, Pakistan Inv XI, Rawalpindi, Sind Dolphins, Sindh, Sui Southern Gas Corporation, Duronto Rajshahi, Uva Next, Abahani Limited, Sindh Knights, Karachi Kings, Gazi Group Cricketers, Pakistan Cricket Board Patrons XI

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
38
36
12
966
114*
40.25
1297
74.48
1
6
59
6
T20I
24
17
6
194
28
17.64
169
114.79
0
0
7
7
Test
13
21
2
740
168
41.11
1540
48.05
3
4
80
3
IPL
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
38
13
398
377
5
1/8
5.68
75.4
79.6
0
0
0
T20I
24
6
90
95
8
3/7
6.33
11.88
11.25
0
0
0
Test
13
2
78
51
2
2/46
3.92
25.5
39
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Test Career

Fawad Alam, a stylish left-handed Pakistani batsman, made his Test debut on 12 July 2009 against Sri Lanka. Playing his first Test game, Fawad Alam smashed 168 runs in the second innings and became the first Pakistani cricketer to score a century on debut away from home. During this remarkable knock, he made a record 200-run partnerships with Younus Khan against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka and broke the previous best record of 151.

Following a heroic performance on debut, Alam got an opportunity to take part in the remaining two matches of the series, however, the Southpaw failed to perform similarly. After that series, he was dropped from Pakistan national Test team for a very long period. However, he has continued to play first-class cricket and score plenty of runs.

Due to his performances in the first-class cricket over the years, the Pakistan Cricket Board considered him for a series against England and he was included in the 20-man squad for the Pakistan tour of England in July 2020. Later, he got a great opportunity to play in the second game of a three-match series which was his first Test appearance after a gap of 10 years.

However, in his comeback game, he couldn’t do much, got out on a duck in his innings of just 4 balls. However, in the last game of the series which happened to be his very last Test, he showed some character, scoring 21 runs from 74 balls against a lethal English bowling attack. Notably, he also picked two crucial wickets in that game. Overall, from 5 Test matches, Fawad Alam scored 271 runs at an average of 33.88. 168 runs against Sri Lanka on debut is his best test score to date. One gets a feeling he has underperformed, taking into consideration the talent Fawad Alam has shown over the years.

ODI Career

Fawad Alam made a great start to his cricketing career but failed to grab his opportunities with both hands and hence he has not been consistently a member of the ODI Pakistan national team. Fawad Alam made his ODI debut on 22 May 2007 against Sri Lanka. Unlike his majestic Test debut, Fawad Alam was out for a first-ball duck in his debut match.

In 2010, Fawad Alam played 13 ODI matches, scoring 393 at an average of 35 and a strike rate of 74. Despite such good performances, PCB kept him out of the ODI squad for almost 4 years. In 2014, he was included again to participate in the Asia Cup. He smashed 74 runs in his comeback game and scored his career-best 114 not out in the final against Sri Lanka. In his comeback year, in 2015, Fawad Alam scored 345 runs from 8 matches at an average of 69.  Fawad Alam played his last ODI game against Bangladesh on 22 August 2015.  Overall, Fawad Alam played 38 ODI matches, scoring 966 runs at an average of 40.25 which includes 6 fifties and one century.

T20I Career

Following an outstanding 2006-2007 season, Fawad Alam was awarded a call-up to join Pakistan T20 national team. Fawad made his T20I debut against Kenya on 4 September 2007 in the ICC World T20 tournament. In the semifinal against the Kiwis, he picked two crucial wickets however he was not included in the playing eleven of 2007 T20 World Cup final.

Later, in October 2018, he was included in the T20 Squad for the Three-Nation tournament among Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. In the same series, playing against Zimbabwe, he took three wickets for just seven runs from 3 overs, his best T20I bowling spell. Later on, he didn’t have much success playing T20Is and hence, the Pakistan Cricket Board has not considered him for the T20I format. Fawad Alam scored 194 runs from 17 T20I innings at an average of 17.64 and a strike rate of 115.  He has played his last T20I on 26 December 2010 against New Zealand.

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