Fawad Alam on Tuesday astonished selectors by scoring 19 points in the Yo-Yo Endurance Test, at National Cricket Academy Lahore for upcoming Ireland and England tour.
Captain Sarfraz Ahmed scored 17.4 in the same fitness test, whereas his 25-year-old Muhammad Rizwan topped with a score of 21; Asad Shafiq, with 20, had the second-highest score, while Hasan Ali, Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman — all much younger cricketers than Alam — scored 18 points each.
Mr. consistent impressed with his batting in the domestic circuit, he scored 570 runs in 10 first-class matches at an average of 40.71 and strike rate of 63.12.
Fawad last played for Pakistan in 2015.
PCB’s selection committee has summoned 25 players including PSL stars Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Sahibzada Farhan.
The skill camp begins on April 11 which will culminate on April 23.
The Green-shirts are expected to fly to the UK at the end of this month to take on Kent in a four-day warm-up game before facing the Test debutants Ireland on May 11th.
Team (probable): Sarfraz Ahmed, Azhar Ali, Sami Aslam, Haris Sohail, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Usman Salahuddin, Fawad Alam, Saad Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Bilal Asif, Mohammad Asghar, Shadab Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Abbas, Hasan Ali, Rahat Ali, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Rizwan, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Musa Khan