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Aamer Sohail wants Fawad Alam in the Pakistan squad ahead of Sri Lanka series

Sohail lashes out at selectors yet again

Aamer Sohail
Aamer Sohail of Pakistan. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Former Pakistan cricketer, Aamer Sohail supported the inclusion of out of favour all-rounder Fawad Alam in the upcoming series against Sri Lanka. The axing of Alam left the masses in social media fuming yesterday when the squad was announced. Aamer questioned the cricket authorities over the exclusion of the left-hander in the 16-man squad.

The two-Test match series is scheduled to commence from September 28 in Abu Dhabi. The men in green will lock horns with the Lankans for a 5-match ODI series and 3-match T20I series later. The third T20I match will be held at Gadaffi Stadium, Lahore.

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The last time Alam represented Pakistan internationally was back in 2015 against Bangladesh in Dhaka. Since then, he has only toiled in the domestic circuit, piling on heaps of runs. According to Sohail, Fawad Alam should be looked at for selection despite his unorthodox but effective technique which helped him mount all those runs domestically.

Sohail lashes out at selectors yet again

“If one is to go by the criteria for selection in the national team being performance alone then Fawad Alam has a strong case to be picked. He has put in some excellent performances and it would be justice served if he is given an opportunity to represent his country,” wrote Aamer Sohail according to his blog post on PakPassion.net.

Sohail, over the years, has developed a reputation for being critical about PCB and its selectors with his controversial statements. This time around he lashed out at the selectors for their inadept to ‘define roles for the batsmen and then select players accordingly.’

“Having someone like Fawad Alam in the middle-order will put the opposition in two minds and we know from experience that a left-hand-right-hand batting combination can work wonders. How they can utilize Fawad’s skills is, therefore, something that the selectors have to ponder over,” concluded Sohail.

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