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5 Cricketers who made their debut in the last decade and are still struggling for a place in the national team

With so much talent around, many cricketers around the world miss out because of chronic injuries, poor form and lack of opportunities.

Fawad Alam (Pakistan)

Fawad Alam
Fawad Alam of Pakistan. (Photo by Patrick Eagar/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

One must feel bad for Fawad Alam of Pakistan whenever his name pops up in the cricketing world. Such a consistent performer in the domestic circuit from the last decade or so, but still he has constantly been underlooked by the national selectors. With so many inconstant performers getting opportunities after opportunities in the Pakistan national side, it is so cruel on Fawad to not get a single game.

If you combine his stats, he has scored over 20,000 runs in his career. These are just mind-blowing stats for a player who hasn’t had the best of careers in international cricket. He is constantly performing year in and year out for his domestic side. With more than twelve thousand runs alone in his first-class career, he has played only three tests for Pakistan.

Fawad Alam though is not disappointed by this a bit and wants to try even harder to make a long-awaited comeback in the national side. With Pakistan performing inconsistently especially in Tests in the past few years, selectors might think of giving Alam the last shot to revive his career which averages more than 41 in Tests and around 40 in ODIs.

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