Fawad Alam likely to replace Shadab Khan in 2nd Test

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Srinagar, Aug 12: Pakistan cricket team management are likely going to include left handed batsman Fawad Alam in the squad for second Test match against hosts England at Southampton.

ARY Sports while quoting sources in Pakistan cricket has reported that Fawad will replace leg-spinner Shadab Khan in the playing XI. Shadab scored 45 and 15 runs respectively in both the innings of the first Test in Manchester. He picked two wickets in the first innings but was wicketless in the second.

The 34-year-old Fawad has only played three Tests and has scored 250 runs. He scored 168 against Sri Lanka on his debut in Colombo in July 2009. Fawad last played against New Zealand in Dunedin in November 2009.

Recently Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram also had said that the team management should include Fawad. “In the next match, you will not find a turning wicket. You will play with one spinner and you will have to go with an extra batsman. If I was the captain, I would include Fawad Alam in the middle order,” he said.