Full name Fawad Alam
Born October 8, 1985, Karachi
Current age 35 years 141 days
Major teams Pakistan, Karachi Cricket Association Under-19s, Karachi Dolphins, Karachi Kings, Karachi Whites, National Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan A, Pakistan Customs, Pakistan Emerging Team, Uva Next
Playing role Top-order batsman
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Relation Father - Tariq Alam
|Test debut||Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (PSS), Jul 12-14, 2009 scorecard|
|Last Test||Pakistan v South Africa at Rawalpindi, Feb 4-8, 2021 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, May 22, 2007 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Bangladesh v Pakistan at Dhaka, Apr 22, 2015 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Kenya v Pakistan at Nairobi (Gym), Sep 4, 2007 scorecard|
|Last T20I||New Zealand v Pakistan at Auckland, Dec 26, 2010 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Khan Research Labs v Pakistan Customs at Karachi, Dec 22-23, 2003 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Pakistan v South Africa at Rawalpindi, Feb 4-8, 2021 scorecard|
|List A debut||Khan Research Labs v Pakistan Customs at Karachi, Dec 21, 2003 scorecard|
|Last List A||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa v Balochistan at Rawalpindi, Apr 12, 2019 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Karachi Dolphins v Faisalabad Wolves at Lahore, Apr 29, 2005 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Rawalpindi v Karachi Whites at Multan, Dec 24, 2018 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|45, 12, 0/5||Pakistan||v South Africa||Rawalpindi||4 Feb 2021||Test # 2408|
|109, 4*||Pakistan||v South Africa||Karachi||26 Jan 2021||Test # 2406|
|2, 16||Pakistan||v New Zealand||Christchurch||3 Jan 2021||Test # 2400|
|9, 102||Pakistan||v New Zealand||Mount Maunganui||26 Dec 2020||Test # 2397|
|3, 139, 0/2||Shaheens||v NZ A||Whangarei||17 Dec 2020||FC|
|2/24, 39, 0/8, 36||Sindh||v Northern||Karachi||6 Nov 2020||FC|
|91, 0/8, 15||Sindh||v Khyber||Karachi||31 Oct 2020||FC|
|1/2, 115, 1/6||Sindh||v Central PNJB||Karachi||25 Oct 2020||FC|
|21, 1/3||Sindh 2nd XI||v SPNJB 2nd XI||Lahore||6 Oct 2020||Other T20|
|2, 1/34||Sindh 2nd XI||v North 2nd XI||Lahore||5 Oct 2020||Other T20|
Fawad Alam, son of Pakistan's famous first-class cricketer Tariq Alam, made his first-class debut at the age of 17. He was duly picked to represent Pakistan at the U-19 World Cup based on his performances with Pakistan Customs and Karachi on the domestic circuit.
An unbeaten 43 in the semi-final against India not only guided Pakistan to the final (which they went on to win), but also marked his status as an immensely talented left-handed allrounder (something that Pakistan agonisingly lacks).
He was then named in the U-19 squad to play the touring Sri Lankans and South Africa Academy teams. That same year, he was invited to join the National Cricket Academy (NCA), a pool of talented individuals to be groomed for the elite level.
His real breakthrough was the 2006-07 season where Fawad outshone the rest by miles. He guided Karachi Dolphins to the final of the Twenty20 Cup (losing to defending champions Sialkot Stallions) where he not only grabbed a five-wicket haul and scored a valiant 54, but also went home with the Man of the Final, Man of the Series, Best Batsman and Best Bowler awards.
He also scored heavily in the longer version of the game namely the Quaid-e-Azam trophy where he finished as the fifth highest run-scorer. In the shorter version of the game, he turned out to be a useful ingredient of the National Bank mix that lifted the Patron's Cup, almost carried Karachi Dolphins to the ABN AMRO Cup final (second highest run-scorer and highest wicket-taker in the competition).
After an intense, but profitable, first-class season, Fawad was selected to captain the Pakistan Academy's tour of Bangladesh where his performance was deemed adequate enough for a call to the national squad. Fawad, however, failed to shine on his international debut in the searing Abu Dhabi conditions aged 21. Surprisingly not required to bowl at all, Fawad also fell first ball to cap off a lacklustre debut. The selectors, however, kept their trust in the young allrounder, giving him opportunities in Pakistan's limited-overs squads. Fawad was the leading run-getter during Pakistan Academy's tour of Africa in September-October 2008; he scored 302 not out in a four-day game against Kenya.
Faras Ghani October 2008