Fawad Alam called for fitness, skills camp ahead of England tour

Fawad Alam

Pakistan’s Mr. Consistent of domestic as well as international cricket, Fawad Alam has been called for a fitness and skills camp by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) ahead of the England tour.

Fawad Alam, who maintains a First Class average of 55.37 and an averageĀ of 41.66 in his three Tests played, can be a suitable replacement for either of the retired duo of Misbah Ul Haq or Younis Khan.

The board has called all the centrally contracted and few other players for a fitness camp which will take place on April 9 and 10, followed by a skills camp which is scheduled from April 11 to 23.

Pakistan will fly to UK at the end of the month to take on Kent in a four-day warm-up game before facing the Test debutants Ireland on May 11th.

Then they will head to England where the Men in Green will play two Tests against England in their backyard in absence of the experienced duo of Misbah Ul Haq and Younis Khan. The two seasoned campaigners had a great influence on Pakistan’s success the last time they faced them in their home.

Afterwards, they will take on Scotland in two T20Is, for which PCB may send three or four players from Pakistan, who have been in spectacular form in the shortest format of the game.

Fitness will be one of the priorities for the selection while selecting the squad for this all-important tour.