Fawad Alam makes stunning performance with ball and bat in English county

Fawad Alam makes stunning performance with ball and bat in English county

LONDON - Fawad Alam, after being rejected from Pakistan’s national team, joined Lancashire League and has been representing Clitheroe.

In the latest match, Clitheroe faced Nelson, and Fawad Alam delivered a match-winning performance with both ball and the bat.

Clitheroe won the toss and elected to bat first. After a solid start, Fawad came to bat at no. 4 and struck 52 from 51 deliveries which included 4 boundaries and 1 maximum.

After 50 overs, Clitheroe put up 234 on the board.

Fawad was given the ball in the 13th over and he immediately found a breakthrough and sent the opening batsman David Crotty to pavilion for just 23 runs.

The left-armer took 5 wickets, which included three top-order wickets and two lower-middle order ones.

From his 11 overs, Fawad managed 5 wickets and gave away only 38 runs. His bowling figures also included 2 maiden overs.

This performance from Fawad earned him the man of the match award. Not only that, it again sparked debate over his non-selection on the social media.

Some argued that he would have been the ideal fit for Pakistan especially now since Babar Azam has suffered a fractured arm and will not be able to participate further in the on-going Test match series with England.

His expertise as a lower-middle order batsman could have come in handy along with his bowling, which clearly is an added benefit as Pakistani pacers seemed to have been found struggling at times.