KARACHI: Former skipper and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has called for giving on the ball middle-order batsman Fawad Alam a chance to play against Bangladesh.
In a video statement, Inzamam said no significant change was made in the squad, which played against Sri Lanka recently, for Bangladesh. “As you have witnessed that the Bangladesh team that visited Pakistan lately for T20 series was not as strong, some important players were missing, therefore, I would like Fawad Alam to be given a chance, who has made his place in the team on the basis of his outstanding performance in A-class cricket,” he said.
The ex-chief selector said also urged to play Qasim Bhatti as well against the Asian team. He said giving them chance at home ground against a comparatively weaker team would boost their morale and pave the way for good performance against giants.
Pakistan and Bangladesh will play two tests in this series. Both Tests will be a part of the ICC World Test Championship. Pakistan took the T20I series 2-0 and also won the one-off ODI against the visitors. The first Test started on Feb 7 in Rawalpindi. The second Test will be played during the second leg of the tour at Karachi’s National Stadium in April.
Squad: Azhar Ali (c), Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Bilal Asif, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Imran Khan, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Shaan Masood, Yasir Shah